The Disposition of the British Fleet under the Command of ADMIRAL KEPPEL

William Augustus Russel

RUGA003.11

Beautiful sharp engraving of The Disposition of the British Fleet under the Command of ADMIRAL KEPPEL the 8th day of April 1761, previous to the attack of FORT ANDRE on the Island of Belle Isle.

Russel's History of England
Published London, c.1780
Engraving
11.5" x 7.25" plate size
15.25" x 9.5" paper size
A+ Condition

  • Price: $225.00 { What determines value? }

    Many factors go into pricing a print; rarity, desirability, artist, condition, age, and the history of former sales prices.


    “Weeds & Roses” A good analogy for how the pricing of a print is determined from desirability is my description of "Weeds and Roses". It actually works with a number of publications from Audubons to Atlases. 

    O.K., let's take a complete first edition set of Audubon's Birds of America- 435 Plates, printed by Robert Havell. The Wild Turkey & The Flamingo will be the “Roses”, they are the major plates. These images are usually more desirable making them the most expensive, in upwards of $200,000.

    The Song Birds or "Tweety" birds are the minor plates, or "Weeds". These images are usually less desirable making them less expensive, as low as $2,000.

    However, not everyone prefers roses over weeds. Just because one is more expensive does not mean it is more beautiful to you. Art is a personal preference and you should always go with what stands out to you :)