1094. [Belgium - Ghent]

Album des principales vues et monuments de la ville de Gand. Dessinés et lithographiés par les meilleurs artistes.

Ghent, J.B. Avanzo & Cie (Impr. Stroobant), s.d

Folio: 30 pl. (normal spotting, some occ. soiling).

Contemp. half green cloth (sl. used), green decor. paper on covers. Good copy.

Extremely rare album with 30 animated lithographed plates "sur fond teinté" (2 double-page) showing the major Ghent medieval monuments and the new public buildings built in the 1820s and 1830s. Most with publisher's mention "Tessaro" (27), 3 with "Avanzo". Lithographed by Stroobant, Borremans, Toovey, a.o. Captions in French and English. Containing i.a. "General view of Ghent", "Front of the railway station" (d.-p.), "Belfry at Ghent" (d.-p.), "The town hall of Ghent", "The ruins of St. Bavon's Abbey", "St. Nicholas' church", "The friday-market", "The castle of the counts of Flanders", "Palace of Justice", "Litterary society, Place d'armes", "The great béguinage", "Church of the little béguinage", "The prison of Jacques van Artevelde", "The casino, botanical and musical society", etc. The title is printed using the technique for "cartes porcelaines".
Ref. Van der Marck, pp. 121-122, 193.

€ 1.200 / 1.500

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