6595 - 6740 FINE ARTS - DUTCH TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS and VIEWS
- One double-p. plate loose; a few plates (sl.) yellowed and the fold. plan (sl.) foxed, otherwise contents w. only some occas. minor imperfections/ foxing. Binding rubbed/ worn along extremities.
= Unique collection of topographical plates published mainly by the famous Amsterdam publishing house Frans Buffa & Zonen/ François Buffa & Fils, situated on the Kalverstraat (and depicted on one of the views!), ±1825-1855. The plates depicting city views, castles and country estate are from various separately published series/ works and are arranged by city and area, interspersed with costume plates from the respective regions. The album contains 77 views of Amsterdam (and surroundings), incl. an extremely rare and magnificent series of 8 double-p. panoramic views of Amsterdam (±28x46 cm.) by the French artist N.M.J. CHAPUY (1790-1858) (for which the artist had to climb up to the roofs of the Royal Palace on the Dam square, the Munt tower and the Zuiderkerk), 34 plates (mainly) after C. SPRINGER from Nieuwe Gezigten van Amsterdam en Omstreken (±1850; other plates present from this work are 2 views of Haarlem, 1 of Leyden and 1 of Delft, all after J. WEISSENBRUCH), 30 aquatint plates "Vue d'Amsterdam (...)" after C. DE KRUYF, from Vues choisies d'Amsterdam et ses environs (1824-1825) and 6 other plates i.a. by H. GRE(E)VEN/ THIERRY FRÈRES; a COMPLETE SERIES of 20 numbered costume plates after H. GREEVEN, Collection des costumes des provinces Septentrionales du Royaume des Pays Bas (1829); 24 views of castles and country estates in Gelderland from Kasteelen en Buitenplaatsen in het Koningrijk der Nederlanden (...) Chateaux et Campagnes (...) (1850-1854); 7 views of Haarlem, 3 of Leyden, 3 of Delft and 4 of Utrecht from Hoofdgebouwen en gezichten der voornaamste steden van Holland naar de natuur geteekend. Monuments et vues (...) (after i.a. P. LAUTERS and G. CRAEYVANGER, ±1850); 6 half-p. numbered views of Rotterdam, lithogr. by C.W. MIELING; 7 views of The Hague, w. the addresses of Frans Buffa and V. van Gogh Jr. (The Hague), and w. captions similar to the views in Nieuwe Gezigten van Amsterdam en Omstreken. The small plans are from A.J. VAN DER AA, Handboekje voor reizigers door ons vaderland (1849); the folding "Nouveau Plan d'Amsterdam. 1852", bound at the end, is engr. by VAN BAARSEL & TUYN. The remaining 7 costume plates are from Album de Costumes des Pays-Bas Dedié à sa Majesté la Reine des Pays-Bas (±1848). A unique and highly desirable album with plates in exquisite handcolouring, giving a wonderful picture of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and especially Amsterdam, as it was in the first half of the nineteenth century. A complete list of all the plates with their respective titles/ captions is available on request. SEE ILLUSTRATIONS PLATE CXLV.
- Sl. browned/ foxed; middle fold split halfway; sm. and unobtrusive wormhole in centre.
= Blonk-van der Wijst 20, state 2c (before the number in lower right corner).
- A few sheets (vaguely) yellowed/ dampstained in image; two lvs. sl. (partly) dustsoiled; all sheets w. stamp of the Topografische Dienst, Kaartenarchief in blank margin.
= Excellent map with a fine armorial title-cartouche by M.A. Stagnon after C.N. Cochin II, and a large vignette by C.-E. Patas after C.D.J. Eisen depicting the presentation of the map to emperor Joseph II. Sheet XXI presents a plan of Brussels: "Plan Topographique de la Ville de Bruxelles et de ses environs" . The map was first produced in three coloured manuscript copies, each on 275 sheets, between 1771 and 1777 on the scale of 1:11.520. It was inspired by and based on the geometrical method used for the large Carte de France surveyed by C.F. Cassini thirty years earlier. The manuscript maps then led to the publication of an engraved reduction on the scale of 1:86.400 and named Carte Chorographique, or Carte Marchande since this edition was meant for sale. Koeman, Geschiedenis van de Kartografie p.162-164.
- Folds as published. Closed tear in left margin (sea/ table area); offsetting of red borderline; a few foxed spots.
- Sl. foxed.
= Van der Heijden 8, the 1st state (of 2), variant c, before the addition of the seamonster. The 3rd Ruscelli edition. Framed with double glass, making verso (Italian text, signature "V" and "E") visible.
- Unobtrusive closed marginal tear at the top, possibly middle fold split and closed at bottom; some faint creases.
= Van den Broecke 79.1; Blonk-van der Wijst 11.1; Van der Krogt/ Koeman IIIB, 3400:31. First state with the sea with waves instead of stipples.
- Trifle/ sl. age-toned, otherwise a fine copy (not examined outside frame).
= Van der Heijden 72a, with the (German) text on verso (just discernible on recto). Rare.
- Sl. weak impression. = Van der Heijden 125.
ADDED: 3 similar maps from the same atlas: "Ducatus Limburgum", "Namurcum Comitatus" and "Lutzenburg Ducatus".
- Strips of laid paper on verso (strengthening old middle fold); very vaguely foxed (specks only).
= Van der Heijden/ Blonk 95, 3rd state.
- Trifle/ sl. yellowed; brown ink annot. "34. Holland" shining through in upper left mainly blank corner.
= Blonk-van der Wijst 82.1, the first state (of 2), before the privilege.
ADDED: "Theatrum Belli Rhenani (...)" (partly contemp. handcol. engr. map w. 2 cartouches and inset map, Nürnb., ±1720).
- Some very vague offsetting. = Attractive map.
ADDED: "Ultraiectum Dominium." Engr. map w. handcol. borders, 38,5x50 cm., Amst., W. Blaeu, ±1641.
- Sl. yellowed. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman 3660:2.
- Tipped behind passepartout along outer blank margins; sl. browned.
- Trifle yellowed; sm. vague waterstain. Nicely framed. = F.M. 4313b, state before letters. Rare.
ADDED 3 others, all nicely framed: "Gezicht uit Oosthuizen, op de dykbreuken by Warder, in de overstrooming, den 15den. novemb. 1775" (engr. by N. VAN DER MEER, from Bespiegeling over Neêrlandsch waternood, 1778) and the small maps "De Purmer. De Wormer" (1706) and "Caerte van de Schermeer" (1743).
- Sl. browned.
- Browned; on verso tape along margins. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman IV-2/2, 3773.
- Fine copy. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman IV-2/2, 3773. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLIII.
- Sl. browned/ age-toned. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman IV-2/2, 3918, 1st state.
ADDED: "Kaarte van Schouwen en Duiveland". Handcol. engr. map by D.W.C. and A. HATTINGA, 32,5x62 cm., Amst., I. Tirion, 1753.
= Supplied in 2 copies.
- Four sm. wormholes at central lower edge; verso w. remnants of tape along margins.
ADDED: "Grondtekening der Stad Enkhuisen". Engr. bird's eye plan, 17x21 cm., Amst., I. Tirion, 1743.
- Fine. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman IV-2/2, 4093, 1st state (of 3).
AND 2 smaller engr. outline plans of "Steenwyck" and "Leuwaerden" from MERIAN (±1650).