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Lot nr:971
Book nr:29660
Author:BLAEU, Joan
Title:Novum ac magnum theatrum urbium Belgicae + Belgicae liberae ac foederatae
Town:Amsterdam
Publisher:J. Blaeu
Year:1649
Description:2 vol. in gr. folio, 2 gemonteerde titelbladen in kopergravure, volledig met alle 141 (Zuidelijke Nederlanden) en 169 (Noordelijke Nederlanden) kopergravures. Titel van 2de deel en één luik van Luik met verbruining. Vol kalfslederen banden uit de tijd met rijke goudopdruk (Atlas centraal op 4 platten) en 9 nerven. Kleine oude herstellingen aan banden. Goud op sneden.
Zeer fris exemplaar in uitzonderlijke goede toestand.
Derde editie met alle kaarten met signaturen.
2 vol. in-folio, 2 mounted engraved title pages, complete with 141 (Southern Netherlands) and 169 (Northern Netherlands) copper engravings. Title of the second part and 1 part of the plate of Liege browned. Full contemporary calf bindings, richly gilt (with Atlas in the centre of all 4 boards), spines with 9 raised bands. Small old rest. on the bindings. All edges gilt. Very clean copy in remarkably good condition. Third edition, all maps with signatures
Note:The townbooks were a proud celebration of the newly independent Netherlands, forming one of the most lavishly illustrated works produced in Amsterdam during the seventeenth century, and of great value in providing an accurate topographical record of the towns and cities of Belgium and the Netherlands. "Of all the Blaeu atlases, the townbooks of the Netherlands are held in the highest esteem... Bound up, by sentiment, with the most dramatic and heroic period of the shaping of the Dutch State it shows the proud and industrious cities... in their full splendour" (Koeman IV, I p. 337-342)
Price:€26000 - €30000
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