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veiling / Auction 27 - Session II Amsterdam, Topography, Cartography, Comics and Comic Arts, Photography and Photo books, Asia and Asian Arts / 840-866 Amsterdam
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kavel: 841 verkocht € 650.00

[Firefighting] J. vander Heiden. 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. Tweede druk. Amsterdam, Erfgenaamen Jan vander Heiden, 1735. (6),50,(1) pp. Folio. Modern half vellum, marbled boards. With 12 (of 18) full-page engraved plates and 7 double-page handcoloured engravings (numbered 1-19) depicting large fires in Amsterdam.

Lacks the 6 supplemental plates. Occ. stained/ fingersoiled; one plate strengthened at middle fold. Upper hinge split. The second edition, from the library of H.W. Koch, with his bookplate on upper pastedown. 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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