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Title: Afbeelding van't Stadt Huys Van Amsterdam, In dartigh Coopere Plaaten geordineert door Jacob van Campen ; en Geteeckent door Iacob Vennekool. ( bound with ) Het Eerste Deel van de voornaemste Statuen ende Ciraten van't konstrijck Stadthuys van Amstelredam...(...this title also in Latin and French) (bound with) Het tweede deel van de voornaemste Statuen ende Cieraten van't konst-rijcke Stadt-huys van Amstelredam 'tmeeste in Marmer gemaeckt door Artus Quellinus...(...this title also in Latin)
Description: Convolute of two richly illustrated and contemporary works on the new Amsterdam townhall (built 1648 - 1655). [1]. Amsterdam, Fredrick De Widt, 1664 , in-folio, 42 x 27 cm, portrait of the architect + engraved title + (16) pp (numbered 1-11) + 29 engraved plates (O being a folding plates on two sheets), collation identical with Fowler N77, who describes the first edition of 1661. Our edition is the second. [2]. Prima Pars ( first part) Amsterdam, Frederick de Witt, 1665, in-folio, 42 x 27 cm, portrait of A. Quellin + engraved title + engraved plate index + 47 engraved plates ( 4 double page plates and 43 single page, all with blank verso). [2bis] Secunda Pars ( second part), Amsterdam, Frederick de Witt, 16th jan. 1668, engraved title + engraved plate index + 51 engraved plates + 2 double page unmarked plates + 2 large folding plates. First edition , collation identical with Fowler N 274, who describes the first edition of 1655/1663. Our copy , from the second edition, has therefore the four large plates added at the end. Bound in a fine modern red quarter morocco binding, with double gilt fillets to mark the corners, raised and richly decorated gilt spine, red matching marbled boards and endpapers. The book is generally in very fine condition allthough the first title and portrait have thumbmarks and some dustsoiling. Plate I and K in the first book are slightly trimmed at the head by the binder. Plate R3 in the second work has a few small holes repaired, with some loss at the image. Tear repaired at the second double page plate (after X3 in the second part). The very large folding plates ( 42 x 160 cm !) at the end have some fraying and dustsoiling at the lower margin. The last of these folding plates has also some loss of image at the top (ca. 2 x 6 cm). Campen's impressive record of the architecture and decoration of the Amsterdam Town Hall. It was certainly the most grandiose of all European town halls built in the 17th century and in a way the confirmation of the economic and cultural richness of Holland which had definitely shifted now in the Low Countries from the South to the North; confirmed with the Treaty of Munster, agreed in the same year as the start of the building. .


Price: EUR 2800.00 = appr. US$ 3043.17 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 40049