LOT 931

[Guicciardini] Description de touts les Pays-Bas

Par Messire Loys Guicciardin G.H. Florentin. Avec toutes les cartes geographiques desdits Pays & plusieurs pourtraicts de villes nouvellement tierez en belle perspective par M. Pierre de Keere [Petrus Kaerius]. (...) Add. Pierre du Mont [Petrus Montanus]. Arnhem, Johannes Janssonius/ Amsterdam, Petrus Kaerius, 1613. Leather, oblong 4to, title on spine in gilt stamping, title with vignette, verso illus. leaf with the arms of the Seventeen Provinces, illus. title with historical and allegorical figures, (12),606,(1),(38) pp. and 87 copper engravings, most of cities and several of buildings. Also a large number of woodcut head- and tailpieces. First Arnhem Janssonius edition.

The edition Janssonius, Arnhem, 1613 is rather shabby (cf. Guicc. Ill. H. Deys et al., p. 60-63). It should contain at least 79 prints. This copy contains 86 prints + the print of the Dam at Amsterdam bound before p. 91 with the description of Antwerp. The print of the Antwerp cathedral after p. 220 with the description of Gelderland. Binding with traces of use, name on endpaper and title page, first 16 numbered pp. tanned and with small stains, a few small tears outside the type area. Paging imprecise, else a very good copy.

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