277. [French]


Made-up volume.

Paris, Pierre Mariette or Jean Le Blond, 17th c

81 engravings, various sizes, laid paper +/- 19,5 x 27 cm (some marg. stains or dampstains).

Bound in 1 vol., 20 x 28,5 cm, later quarter vellum, modern light green laid paper on covers, flat blind spine (sl. stained). Good condition.

Nice collection of plates from various albums designed by J. Lepautre (1618-1682). Includes some titles: "Trophées d'armes antique et moderne, servant a toutes sortes d'ouvriers, pour l'enbelissement de leurs ouvrages nouvellement dessignez et gravez par Iean le Potre", "Lambris a la françoise nouvellement inventée et gravée par Iean le Potre", "Nouveaux ornemens ou plafons [...]", "Quarts de plafons nouvellement inve[n]tés [...]" and "Alcoves a l'italienne [...]". Plates generally not numbered or with discontinuous numeration, some animated with figures, representing military trophies, ornamental friezes, mythological scenes, monumental chimneys, ceilings, wall ornaments or panels, richly decorated rooms, alcoves, some with beds... At the end, a suite of 10 circular engravings published by Le Blond, picturing landscapes, statues, ruins and various scenes.

€ 400 / 600

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