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  BRITISH ISLES 

SIMON, Thomas. [The Great Seal of the Commonwealth, 1651]
The Great-Seal of the Common-Wealth of England. done by Tho. Simon. This Engrav'd from a Curious Proof Impression in Wax which was in the Collection of the R.t Hon.ble ye Earl of Oxford; now in the Possession of her Grace the Dutchess of Portland. London: George Vertue, 1753. 215 x 150mm. A very fine impression, trimmed to image and mounted in Victorian album paper.
An engraved copy of the Great Seal of England of 1651, showing a map of England, Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands, decorated with the arms of England & Ireland and galleons, within a decorative border. The seal was used to authenticate state documents during the Commonwealth, the period between the execution of Charles I and the Restoration of 1660, when England was a republic. The maker of this seal (and others for Charles I and Charles II) was Thomas Simon (c.1623-65), chief engraver of the Royal Mint. This engraving by Vertue was published in 'The Medals, Coins, Great Seals and other Works of Thomas Simon'.
[Ref: 17363]    £650.00 ($852 • €735 rates)


SIMON, Thomas. [The Seal of the Court of Common Bench, 1648]
The Seal for the Court of Common Bench at Westminster A. D.ni MDCXLVIII. London: George Vertue, 1753. 220 x 145mm. Trimmed to image and mounted in Victorian album paper.
An engraving showing the two sides of the seal of the Court of Common Bench (or 'Pleas'), within an invented rococo border. The front shows a map of England, Wales and Ireland. It was a common law court that heard any case between two individuals which did not concern the king. It was often in conflict over jurisdiction with the Court of King's Bench: however this seal celebrates the reduction in the power of the King's Bench because of the Civil War. The reverse shows the Court of Common Bench in session in Westminster Hall, with the legend 'In the first year of Freedom, by God's blessing restored, 1648'. The court was abolished in 1880. The maker of this seal (and others for Charles I and Charles II) was Thomas Simon (c.1623-65), chief engraver of the Royal Mint. This engraving by Vertue was published in 'The Medals, Coins, Great Seals and other Works of Thomas Simon'.
[Ref: 17364]    £450.00 ($590 • €509 rates)


  LONDON 
 London Views 

SIMON, Thomas. [The Great Seal of Charles II, with a prospect of London]
The Great Seale of Charles II. 1660. London: George Vertue, 1753. 215 x 165mm. Trimmed within plate and mounted in Victorian album paper.
An engraving showing the Great Seal of England, used by Charles II after the Restoration, within an invented rococo border. It shows Charles on horseback before pre-Fire London. The maker of this seal (and others for Charles I, the two Lord Protectors and Charles II) was Thomas Simon (c.1623-65), chief engraver of the Royal Mint. This engraving by Vertue was published in 'The Medals, Coins, Great Seals and other Works of Thomas Simon'.
[Ref: 17418]    £375.00 ($491 • €424 rates)


SIMON, Thomas. [The Great Seal of Oliver Cromwell, with a prospect of London]
The Great Seal the Lord Protector, made by T. Simon. London: George Vertue, 1753. 210 x 150mm. Trimmed within plate and mounted in Victorian album paper.
An engraving showing the Great Seal of England, used by Oliver Cromwell during the Commonwealth, within an invented rococo border. It shows Cromwell on horseback before pre-Fire London. The maker of this seal (and others for Charles I, the two Lord Protectors and Charles II) was Thomas Simon (c.1623-65), chief engraver of the Royal Mint. This engraving by Vertue was published in 'The Medals, Coins, Great Seals and other Works of Thomas Simon'.
[Ref: 17419]    £375.00 ($491 • €424 rates)


SIMON, Thomas. [The Great Seal of Richard Cromwell, with a prospect of London]
The Great Seal the Lord Protector Richard. London: George Vertue, 1753. 210 x 150mm. Trimmed within plate and mounted in Victorian album paper.
An engraving showing the Great Seal of England, used by Richard Cromwell (son and briefly successor of Oliver Cromwell) at the end of the Commonwealth, within an invented rococo border. It shows Cromwell on horseback before pre-Fire London. The maker of this seal (and others for Charles I, the two Lord Protectors and Charles II) was Thomas Simon (c.1623-65), chief engraver of the Royal Mint. This engraving by Vertue was published in 'The Medals, Coins, Great Seals and other Works of Thomas Simon'.
[Ref: 17420]    £375.00 ($491 • €424 rates)


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