Antique Prints of Distillation of
Whiskey, Cognac, Brandy and other Spirits
Enjoy these historical prints showing various aspects of the production and drinking of distilled beverages.
Prints are in good conditon unless otherwise mentioned.
History of distillation, capital invested in USA and wages paid for distillation,
Lithograph published by Sackett and Wilhelms in New York ca 1890.
43 x 33.5 cm ( 16.9 x 13.1 ")
Order Nr. DISTILLATION244441
"A Good Hearing for Master"
After passing innumerable rows of kegs with supreme vintage, they come to a cadk marked "Whisky".
Guest: Ah, ah, So you have been laying in the fashionable drink, I see! The doctors are all mad about it.
Affable Butler: Yeszzir - Less Hacid, they say, in good Malt Wisky than in any form of alcohol. I have took to it myself. In fact I may sayI've quite given up Chamgagnes, Clarets, Burgundies and 'Ocks!
Published in "Punch, or the London Charivari"
Light age toning. Otherwise fine.
13,7 x 17,5 cm (ca. 5.4 x 6.8")
Page printed on both sides with various machines used in distillation.
Light age toning.
Page size: 24.5 x 15 cm ( 9.6 x 5.9 ")
Order Nr. DISTILLATION244021
"The Gin Shop"
Drawing and lithograph by George Cruikshank (1792-1878)
Poem underneath reads:
"Now oh dear how shocking the thought is
they makes the gin from aqua fortis
They do it on purpose folks lives to shorten
And tickets it up at two-pence a qua tern"
Condition: Light general age toning. Some minor traces of age and use.
Image: 20 x 25,5 cm (ca. 7.9 x 10")
Steel engraving by Lemaitre ca 1840.
8.8 x 13.9 cm ( 3.5 x 5.3 ")
"Gewinnung des Agavesaftes" ( getting agave juice for tequila )
Wood engraving 1904. Reverse side is printed.
10 x 8 cm ( 3.9 x 3.1 ")
Order Nr. MEXICO246669
"Del Modo di distillare le
acque da tutte le Piante et come vi si possino
Four pages wit complete text in Italian language with all (6) woodcuts.
Author: Pietro Matteo Mattioli
Publishing house: Vagoisi
Published in Venice, 1573
Text exclusively dealing with distillation. Early chemical treatment of the subject matter.
Thes pages are over 400 years
old and show signs of age and use such as creasing,
Page size: 31,8 x 22 cm (ca. 12.5 x 8.7")
Order Nr. DISTILLATION242563
"Willie brew'd a Pack o'Maut"
Title of a poem written by Robert Burns in 1789
O Willie brew'd a peck o' maut,
And Rob and Allen cam to see;
Three blyther hearts, that lee-lang night,
Ye wadna found in Christendie.
Chorus.-We are na fou, we're nae that fou,
But just a drappie in our ee;
The cock may craw, the day may daw
And aye we'll taste the barley bree.
Here are we met, three merry boys,
Three merry boys I trow are we;
And mony a night we've merry been,
And mony mae we hope to be!
We are na fou, &c.
It is the moon, I ken her horn,
That's blinkin' in the lift sae hie;
She shines sae bright to wyle us hame,
But, by my sooth, she'll wait a wee!
We are na fou, &c.
Wha first shall rise to gang awa,
A cuckold, coward loun is he!
Wha first beside his chair shall fa',
He is the King amang us three.
We are na fou, &c.
Steel engraving by John Rogers after the drawing by J.M.Wright
Geeral age toning. Some minor traces of age and use.
11 x 16,8 cm (ca. 4.3 x 6.6")
"La Distillerie de la Benedictine"
Six wood engravings on one page by various artists.
Published in Paris, 1872
Hardly any trace of age and use. Underneath related text print. Reverse side has unrelated text print.
the group of sIx engravings measured as one: 27 x 23 cm (ca.10.6 x 11.8")
Order Nr. DISTILLATION242568
"Les chanteuses d'hymnes contre l'Ivrognerie"
Translation: Singing hymns against alcoholism in an American saloon / tavern.
The sign in the doorway: "Whiskey"
Wood engraving by H. Barban
Published in Paris, ca. 1880
Some minor traces of age and use
15,5 x 23,3 cm (ca. 6.1 x 9.2")
"Amerique. - La croisade contre le Whisky a Chicago. - Femmes et enfants chantant des cantiques a la porte des débits de liqueurs"
Translation: The crusade against whisky in Chacago. Women and children are singing psalms in front of a liquor store.
Wood engraving by Miranda
Light age toning. Vertical centerfold. Some minor traces af age and use.
21,5 x 31,5 cm (ca. 8.5 x 12.4")
Order Nr. DISTILLATION242565
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