1118. [Western Asia - Levant]

DAPPER, Olfert

Naukeurige beschryving van gantsch Syrie, en Palestyn of Heilige Lant [...].

Amsterdam, J. van Meurs, 1677 (front.: 1678)

2 parts in 1 vol., folio: [10]-262-[5-1 bl.], [2]-581-[7] pp. (occ. spotting & browning, some light marg. staining).

Contemp. blind-stamped vellum, flat spine titled in ink (front joint split), green ties. Good copy.

First edition of this abundantly illustrated description of the Levant by O. Dapper (1639-1689), also translated in German (1681). Engr. ill.: front., 8 double-page or folding maps (i.a. "Syriae sive Soriae", "Veertich iarige reyse der kinderen Israels"), 22 double-page views of i.a. Damascus, Tripolis, Aleppo, Rama, Jaffa and Jerusalem, 8 full-page pl. showing i.a. "Turcksche vrouw-Arabische vrouw", "Derwys", "Balhaova" and 34 half-page ill. in text. With 1 extra double-page pl. "Salomonis templum" bound in between pp. 446-447 and not mentioned in the index. General title in red and black. Text in 2 col.
Ref. Tiele 301. - Haitsma Mulier/VdLem 141f. - Atabey 323. - STCN.
Prov. Contemp. ms. price in bl. margin front. - Stamp on recto & verso title.

€ 1.500 / 2.000

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