1138. [Netherlands - Amsterdam]

Afbeeldingen van de wyd-vermaarde koopstad Amsterdam, benevens des zelus voornaamste gebouwen en gezigten. Alle naar het leeven getekend.Receuil [!] des edifices les plus considerables et des plus belles vues de la fameuse ville d'Amsterdam. Dessinées d'après nature.

[Amsterdam, Pierre Fouquet junior, not before 1778]

Obl. plano: [5] ff., 100 pl., 27,5 x 38 cm, laid paper 36 x 49 cm (some pl. brown., some margins sl. fox. or defect.).

Later quarter calf (upper cover loose, corners rubbed), gilt orn. spine with 5 raised bands (defect.). Plates in good condition, most in fine impression.

Rather rare collection of engravings, complete with 100 plates (numb. 1-83 + 17 bis pl.) engraved by or after C. Philips Jacobz, N. Schoute, S. Fokke, J. De Byer, Spilman and others; each plate with an engraved Dutch/French caption. Also contains a map of Amsterdam ("Platte grond"), not mentioned in the index but apparently present in other copies. Splendid accurate and detailed views, most very animated, of various Amsterdam buildings or sites, later known as "Atlas van Fouquet". P. Fouquet (1729-1800) was a Dutch artist and print dealer. The Fouquet Atlas "grew to be one of the most beautiful print series of Amsterdam , showing the city when it was still pure and could boast so many monumental buildings and houses" (Australian National Maritime Museum).
Ref. STCN.

€ 2.000 / 3.000

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