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66/2932 [Amsterdam and surroundings]. Commelin, C. Beschryvinge van Amsterdam, (...) Haar Vergrootingen, Rykdom, en Wyze van Regeeringe, tot den jare 1691./ Vervolg van de Beschryving der Stadt Amsterdam (...). Amst., Wolfgang, Waasberge, Boom, Van Someren and Goethals, 1694/ 1693, 1st ed., 2 vols., (18),528; (2),529-1223,(41)p., engr. frontisp., 2 woodcut coats of arms on title, 5 (fold./ double-p.) maps/ plans, 47 (double-p.) plates (incl. 1 fold. panorama), 3 double-p. tables, 77 (often half-p.) textengrs., woodcut textills., contemp. unif. blindst. vellum, folio.

- Occas. browned and foxed; 2 plans left and right margin cut short; 1 fold. plan partly torn on folds; both vols. bookplate on first free endpaper. Vol. 1 upper joint splitting at top of spine.

= 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.

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