LOT 783

[Fire-fighting] Beschryving der nieuwlyks uitgevonden en geoctrojeerde slang-brand-spuiten

en haare wyze van brand-blussen, tegenwoordig binnen Amsterdam in gebruik zijnde. (...) Nevens beschrijving der brand-ordres van de stad Amsterdam. Jan vander Heiden, en Jan vander Heiden de Jonge. Tweede druk. Amsterdam, Erfgenaamen Jan vander Heiden, 1735. (6),50,(1) pp. Folio. Modern half vellum, marbled boards. With 12 full-page engraved plates and 7 double-page handcoloured engravings depicting large fires in Amsterdam. Second edition of this work. Bookplate of Mr. F.C. Koch. One plate strengthened at middle fold. Bookblock loosening from spine, else a good copy.

Handcoloured copies of this classic in its field are rare. The work presents the newly discovered fire hose and shows large fires in 17th-century Amsterdam, comparing the use of old fire-fighting equipment with the new fire hose.

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