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WILDE, Jacob de (1645--1725?)
Gemmae selectae antiquae e museo Jacobi de Wilde, sive L. tabulae diis deabusque gentilium ornatae, per possessorum conjecturis, veterumque poetarum carminibus illustrate.
Amstelaedami sumptibus auctoris, 1703.
[8], 177, [7] p., add. etch. t.-pl., etch. port., 50 pl. ; 23.0 cm. (4º)

An address to the reader is signed by Jacob de Wilde. The plates consist of a portrait of the author, an added title-plate reading 'Selectae gemmae antiqvae ... ', and fifty plates numbered 1-50, illustrating 188 numbered precious stones depicted in cartouches surrounding Roman gods or goddesses. With the exception of the portrait, the plates were etched by Adriaen Schoonebeck.

Copy Notes This copy is wanting the text. See note to the author's Signa antiqua ..., Amsterdam, 1700 (q.v.), with which the present work is bound.

Binding C18th mottled half calf, gilt-ruled spine, gilt spine-title 'J: De Wild:/ Antiquitat'. Boards decorated to imitate sprinkled calf.

Reference Number 3593


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