LOT 763
SOLD €1000,00

[Commelin] Beschryvinge van Amsterdam,

zynde een naukeurige verhandelinge van desselfs eerste oorspronk uyt den huyse der Heeren van Amstel en Amstellant, haar vergrooting, rykdom, en wyze van regeeringe, tot den jare 1691 (...). Door Casparus Commelin. Tweede druk. Met verbeterde figuren. Amsterdam, Willem and David Goeree for A. van Damme, J. Ratelband et al., 1726, 2 vols., (20),600; (2),1223,(41) p., allegorical frontispiece with title, title in red and black and vignette (2 woodcut coats of arms), 1 folded panorama, 5 (folded/double-p.) maps, 46 (double-p.) views and plates, 82 illustrations in the text (several woodcuts), 3 double-p. letterpress tables, contemp. unif. calf with ribbed spine, folio. In slipcase.

The author had free access to the archives of the city. His work therefore contains much more reliable sources and official documents than the works of Dapper and Van Domselaar. Slightly foxed in places, one quire misbound (pp. 223-230 between pp. 346 and 347) and one quire (pp. 629-632 between pp. 938 and 939), one plate soiled mainly in the blank margins, spines very neatly repaired. A very fine large paper copy.

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