LOT 110
SOLD €1300,00

[Commelin] Beschryvinge van Amsterdam,

Zynde een Naukeurige verhandelinge van desselfs eerste Oorspronk (...) tot den jare 1691. By Casparus Commelin. Amsterdam, Weduwe A.D. Oossaan, 1694/1693. 2 vols., (20),528; (2),529-1223,(41) p., engraved frontispiece, 1 folding engraved panorama, 5 (folding/double-page) engraved maps, 46 (double-page) engraved plates, 3 double-page letterpress plates, countless engraved (several woodcut) images in the text, contemporary uniform blind-stamped parchment, folio.

The spine of vol. 1 is heavily damaged; vol. 2 with torn parchment across top hinge and with fold along the middle of the spine (middle of bookblock protruding at front edge). On the inside a fine, white copy with the images in excellent printing, all included according to the binder's index. The first edition of the best 17th century city description of Amsterdam.

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