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65/2674 Bruyn C de
65/2674 Bruyn  C  de
65/2674 Bruyn  C  de
65/2674 Bruyn, C. de. Reizen door de vermaardste Deelen van Klein Asia, De Eylanden Scio, Rhodus, Cyprus, Metelino, Stanchio, &c. Mitsgaders de voornaamste Steden van Aegypten, Syrien En Palestina. Delft, H. van Krooneveld, 1698, (18),398,(8)p., engr. frontisp., portrait, fold. map, 17 (very) large fold. panoramic views, 28 fold./ double-p. views/ plates and 57 full-p. plates, num. half-p. ills., contemp. blindst. vellum w. mirror ornament, spine w. raised bands, large 4to. Idem. Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie. Amst., R. and G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyn and H. van de Gaete, 1714, 472,(12)p., engr. frontisp., portrait, 2 double-p. maps, 11 (very) large fold. panoramic views, 57 fold./ double-p. views/ plates and 41 full-p. plates, num. textills., bound unif. w. the above, large 4to.

- Both vols. complete. Vol. 1: occas. (sl.) yellowed/ trifle/ sl. foxed (incl. frontisp.); the map w. sm. (water)stain; the panoramas overall near fine, trifle yellowed/ foxed (occas. sl. more so in blank margins) and w. a few false folds and sm. marginal tears. Vol. 2: the panorama of Moscow w. closed tear on two folds, vaguely waterstained along one of those folds, and w. a few false folds; the panorama of Isfahan w. two repaired almost completely torn folds, sl. yellowed along those and one other fold, and a few rusty traces of a paperclip; two plates w. neatly replaced lacking portion of blank margin; two plates sl. cut short in outer margins, w. sl. loss of image; otherwise contents fine w. only a few scattered minor/ marginal defects. Both bindings fine, the covers only trifle stained/ soiled.

= A desirable, nicely bound set, the spines with neatly written titles and "I Deel"/ "II Deel". Ad 1: Navari 159 ("The sheer extent of the work is impressive"); Tiele 207; Cat. NHSM 257; Boucher de la Richarderie I, 245; Röhricht 1184; Lipperheide Ci48. The first edition of "one of the best illustrated works on the Levant" (Cox I, p.218). Beautiful panoramic views of i.a. Constantinople (30x190 cm.), Jerusalem (30x120 cm.), Smyrna, Rhodos, Bethlehem, Aleppo, Alexandria. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CI.

Ad 2: Tiele 209; Cat. NHSM p.257; Cox II, p.251; Schwab, La Perse p.74. Cornelis de Bruin (De Bruyn, Le Brun, Lebrun) (1652-1726), "Holländ. Zeichner und Asien-Reisender (...) reiste 1701-08 durch Russland und Persien (...) nach Ost-Indien. Auf der schon häufig begangenen Wegen in Persien (...) wusste er doch viel Neues, auch naturwissenschaftlich, zu beobachten, und seine Reisebeschreibung, die Gebriel eine der besten aus jener Zeit nennt, verdiente wohl eine kritische Analyse und Würdigung. (...)." (Henze I, p.378/379). Beautiful panoramic views of i.a. Moscow (28,5x187 cm.) and Isfahan (29x190 cm.).

€ (5.000-7.000) 6000