2640 - 3410 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Owner's entry on title-p.; sm. vague stamp on first free endpaper; blank upper margin of 1 textleaf carefully restored; occas. a few foxed spots, contents otherwise fine. Joints and spine-ends sl. rubbed; trifle worn along extremities; foot of spine w. sm. stain.
- Mediocre copy: (heavily) waterst. throughout; owner's entry (J.H. Verloop) on verso title-p. and last leaf. Binding (water)st./ soiled/ warped.
= Tiele 26; Tiele, Mémoire 290; Muller, America 8; Sabin 127; Alden/ Landis 624/2; Klooster 6; De Backer/ Sommervogel I, p.35; Leclerc 16; Rouffaer/ Muller I, p.658; Howgego A7 ("providing a complete analysis of the Amerindian world"); cf. Cox II, p.254f; cf. Arents 67; cf. Church 328. Important early account on the history of America, dealing i.a. with the early history of the Indians of Peru and Mexico. The work was first published in Latin in Sevilla, 1589 and first published in Spanish (Sevilla) in 1590. Acosta stayed as a Jesuit missionary in South and Middle America for a period of 17 years and "(...) was a careful and accurate observer of all that he saw, and his work is of great and intrinsic value. (...) His Historia Natural y moral de las Indias, a work of standard authority, attained great popularity, and was translated into nearly every European language. (...)" (Church). "Acosta's official duties obliged him to personally investigate a very extensive range of territory, providing him with a practical knowledge of the province, and of its aboriginal inhabitants. (...). Acosta was one of the first scholars to formulate a systemic theory of anthropology, suggesting a classification of different peoples into different types, and anticipating later theories of social evolution." (Howgego).
- All maps w. tear, 2x affecting the image; 1 leaf lacks portion in blank outer margin; first few lvs. of vol. 3. sl. waterst. Spines chafed; top of spine vol. 1 chipped; trifle worn along extremities.
= BNK 515. Comprises 52 conversations between a father and his children on i.a. Columbus.
- A few maps sl. foxed. Vol. 1 and 2 binding rubbed.
= Contains a large number of interesting and detailed maps and plans of both Americas, i.a. of "Mexico en Nieuw Granada", Vera Cruz (2x diff.), Porto Bello, Panama, Carthagena (2x diff.), Lima, Rio de la Plata, Valparayso, Surinam, Martinique, Porto Rico, New Orleans, Quebec (siege of the English) and Canada. Sabin 31212: "The latter half of the third volume relates to Louisiana, Canada and the countries near Hudson's Bay. The numerous maps and plates are well executed." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLIII.
- Vol. 2 occas. waterst. in upper margin; occas. sl. yellowed/ foxed. Covers sl. chafed; vol. 1 upper joint starting.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 19; Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem 44.
- First few lvs. vaguely waterst. in outer lower corner, contents otherwise fine. Spine trifle rubbed; foot of spine repaired w. glue.
= Landwehr, R. de Hooghe as bookill. 9. (listing the first ed. 1671); Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 7 (note). In this extensive poem Antonides van der Goes describes his walk along the IJ, where he crosses the "houttuin", the "vismarkt", the house of Michiel de Ruyter, the "West-Indisch Huis", the "Zeemagazijn" and the "Scheepstimmerwerf" and he describes the history of i.a. whaling and ice-skating.
BOUND WITH: Vondel, J. van. Bespiegelingen van Godt en Godtdienst. Tegen d'ongodisten, verlochenaers der Godtheit of goddelijcke voorzienigheit. Rott., B. Bos, 1700, 2nd ed., (20),219p., engr. frontisp., portrait of the author (yellowed). - AND BOUND WITH: Idem. Toonneel des Menschelyken Levens ofde vernieuwde Gulden Winkel (...). Amst., W. Lamsvelt, 1699, (8),148,(2)p., 73 engr. ills. (1 plate w. sm. tear, trifle waterst. in blank margin). - AND WITH: Bidloo, G. De Brieven der gemartelde Apostelen. Ibid., B Visser/ idem, 1698, 2nd ed., (10),84p., engr. frontisp., woodcut title vignette, 13 engr. ills. (fine).
- A fine professionally restored copy w. sm. closed tears and restorations in inner margin and a few in upper margin; rebound w. new endpapers. Despite the restorations a desirable copy.
= Fine Dutch Royal Entry book, relating the visit of Maria de Medicis to Amsterdam, 31 August-5 September 1638, with beautiful views of Amsterdam by Salomon Saverij and Pieter Nolpe, including the splendid large folding plate of "Admiraalzeilen op het IJ" and two fine prints of the not yet filled-in Rokin: "Watergevecht" and "Spiegelgevecht". Landwehr, Splendid ceremonies 110; Snoep, Praal en propaganda p.39-76; Hollstein XXIV, 144 (Saverij) and XIV, 86-94 (Nolpe); F.M. 1793. With the sometimes present group portrait of the Amsterdam burgomasters by J. Suyderhoef after T. KEIJSER: "zoo houd ik mij vast overtuigd, dat deze plaat geen deel van het werk uitmaakt en er niet in behoort" (Fred. Muller). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLIII.
- Lacks one plate w. two views; frontisp. and a few plates loose(ning). Binding partly heavily darkened; frontcover w. large paper ticket.
- Vol. 2 partly waterst. in outer margin; one plate repaired w. japanese. Vellum sl. soiled/ stained; corners showing; vol. 1 lower part upper joint splitting.
= The first edition of the best 17th cent. description of Amsterdam, based on the works by the predecessors Dapper and Van Domselaar and on materials furnished by the author's father Isaac Commelin. The author (1636-1693) had free access to the archives of the city and therefore his work contains much more reliable sources and official documents than the works by Dapper and Van Domselaar. Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 66/ 67; Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem 116. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLIV.
- Upper hinge weak. Sl. worn along extremities; backcover sl. soiled.
- Some foxing to title-p. and in blank margins of approx. 20 plates. Binding worn/ dam.
= Famous series mainly comprising Amsterdam views, but also including some views of the Royal Palaces, i.a. Het Loo and Soestdijk. The series, one of the finest ever made on Amsterdam, was published in 9 instalments of 5 plates.
- One fold. table w. sm. tear; vol. 1 trifle foxed, otherwise fine. Corners sl. showing.
= Cf. De Buck 5831. The first edition was published in Amst., 1694.
- Lacks one plate; trifle waterstained.
= Funck p.359. The best account of the so-called miracle of Amsterdam (1345).
- One plate waterstained in lower margin, sl. penetrating the image; some other plates waterstained in blank lower margin. Otherwise a good/ fine copy, occas. sl. soiled spots.
= Leonhardt sale, Atlas van Amsterdam 85. Detailed depiction of over 1400 houses bordering the Amsterdam canals, very important for the history of Amsterdam architecture. "Dit fraay en allzints nutlyk werk is niet alleen zeer aangenaam aan de Bewoonders deezer prachtige Gebouwen, maar ook aan zodanige Liefhebbers welke hunne Kunst Kabinetten verryken met alles wat van dien smaak het licht ziet. Het is ook van niet minder dienst aan Timmerlieden, Metzelaars, Steenhouwers, Schilders, Smits en meer andere die aan de Bouwkunst behooren, vermits veele deezer Gebouwen na de Ontwerpen en Teekeningen van beroemde Italiaansche en Fransche Architecten vervaardigt zyn en duizende voorwerpen van Modellen doen zien, zonder te gedenken dat de kunst Beminnaars deeze Plaaten in of by de Beschryving van Amsteldam kunnen voegen." [title-p.]. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLIV.
= Very fine copy.
- Upper hinge weak. Spine and corners sl. worn. = Also incl. 12 mounted engravings by R. DE HOOGHE on 6 plates.
BOUND WITH: Rademaker, A. and Tysens, G. Hollands Tempe Verhérelykt, vertoond in dertig uitmuntende gezigten; beginnende van Amsterdam af langs de Haarlemmer Trekvaart; gaande verders door Sparewou, Sparendam, tot Marquette. Met deszelfs kerken, héren-huizen, en verdere landsieráden. Ibid., idem, (1728), (13)textp., 30 engr. views on 15 plates by A. RADEMAKER. - BOUND WITH: Brouërius van Nidek, M. Het Zegenpralend Kennemerland, Vertoond in 100 Heerlyke Gezichten Van de voornaamste lustplaetsen, adelyke huizen, dorp- en stede-gebouwen; Beginnende met Kastrikum (...) en eindigende met het Quartier van Heemstede, Berkenrode en Bennebroek. Ibid., J. Roman, n.d. (±1725), 2 parts in 1 vol., (6),24,18p., 2 ident. engr. frontispieces, title-vignette and 1 other vignette, fold. map, 100 views on 50 plates by H. DE LETH.
- Sm. tear in map; occas. sl. yellowed.
= Cat. Harlemia Illustrata 295-394; cf. Ekama 555 (ed. 1768). One of the finest books on 18th cent. Dutch stately homes, also of great importance for contemporary garden-architecture (the views also include detailed plans of the gardens). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLV.
- All vols. w. bookplate on upper pastedown; 1 plate loose; occas. a few lvs. yellowed/ sl. browned/ thumbed. Bindings worn along extremities; vol. 1 spine-ends chipped.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 311; Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 311; Landwehr, Splendid Ceremonies 256; Atlas Van Stolk 4183; F.M. 4210. Complete copy, with the rare fourth volume (containing 2 portraits and 12 fold. views), published 35 years after the third volume.
- Vol. II first few lvs./ quires loose(ning) and lacks p.181-182 as always; one plate w. pencil scribbling; final leaf vol. 1 restored w. sellotape. Bindings trifle rubbed.
= Good/ fine EXTRA ILLUSTRATED set. Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 311; Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 311; Landwehr, Splendid Ceremonies 256; Atlas Van Stolk 4183; F.M. 4210. As often without the fourth volume published 21 years after the third volume.
- One plate w. large tear repaired w. sellotape (w. gluestains); title-p vol. 2 corner torn off; one page w. large tear; vol. 2 without p.181-182 as always; occas. sl. browned/ foxed/ waterst. Spine-ends vol. 1 and 2 dam./ sl. worn; paper over boards chafed; bindings rubbed along extremities.
= With all 81 plates (incl. frontisp.) as called for in the binder's index in vol. 3. Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 311; Landwehr, Splendid Ceremonies 256; Atlas Van Stolk 4183; F.M. 4210. As often without the fourth volume published 21 years after the third volume
- Lacks vol 2-4; occas. sl. thumbed; 16 lvs. partly waterst. (also affecting the portrait); new endpapers. Top of spine dam.; spine and joints sl. rubbed; sl. worn along extremities.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 311.