LOT 882

[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, ills. title with historical and allegorical figures, (10),606,(1),(38) pp. and 78 (of 79) engravings, mostly of cities and several of buildings. Also a large number of woodcut headpieces and tailpieces. First Arnhem Janssonius printing.

The Janssonius, Arnhem, 1613 edition is quite a shabby one (cf. Guicc. Ill. H. Deys et al., p. 60-63). It should contain at least 79 prints. Lacks the second title page. Deleted owner's entry, var. ms. ann., 2 pp. restored; several pages with sm. stains and/or browned. Engravings in good condition.

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