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Lot nr:951
Book nr:36062
Author:[LEIDEN]
Title:Le fondateur, les premiers curateurs, les plus renommez professeurs et autres hommes célèbres qui ont servi & orné l'illustre Académie de Leide, depuis son établissement: Tous representez par leurs portraits au naturel, et rangez suivant l'ordre des facultez & du tems qu'ils ont paru
Town:Leide
Publisher:Pierre van der Aa
Year:[1723 ?]
Description:2 parts in 1 vol. in-folio, 2 titles with large title-vign., large folding city-plan of Leiden by Covens and Mortier, large folding city-view of Leiden (ca. 26 x 120 cm, pasted in 2 parts), 9 double-page views of famous buildings and churches, 6 separate part-titles (i.a. "Icones fundatores et octo primorum curatorum academiae Lugduno-Batavae", "Icones professorum"), 136 full-page portraits of the foundators (9) and professors of theology (32), law (20), medicine (29), philosophy and letters (36), "doctores honorarii" (7) and 3 other portraits.
With 2 large folio broadsheets inserted instead of the lacking plates 9 & 11 : "Plan du jardin de l'Academie de Leide = A prospectus of the Academy garden of Leyden" and "Sphaera automatica = La sphere automatique" and portrait of Claudius Salmasius by C. Banheinningh pasted on inserted leaf.
Later calf binding
Note:Very rare first edition (?) of this nice illustrated book showing views of Leiden and portraits of the founders, professors and other renowned persons concerning the University of Leiden, for example: Janus Douza, R. Dodoens, C. Clusius, H. Boerhaave, D. Heinsius, J. Lipsius
Price:€2800 - €3600
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