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DAPPER, Olfert (1639--1689)
Historische beschryving der stadt Amsterdam: waer in de voornaemste geschiedenissen ... verhandelt, en al de stads gemeene, zoo geestelÿke als wereltlijke, gebouwen, in meer als tzeventigh kopere platen, met haer nevenstaende beschrijving, vertoont worden. Door Dr. O. D.
t'Amsterdam Jacob van Meurs, boekverkooper en plaetsnijder, 1663.
[10], 48, [8], 49--152, 145--152, 145--155, 148--149, 158--456, 449--456, 449--456, 449--552, [84] p., add. engr. t.-pl., engr. coat-of-arms, [70] pl. (69 double, 1 fold.) ; 30.6 cm. (2°)

The author of this historical description of Amsterdam, the Dutch physician and scholar Olfert Dapper, also published a number of highly esteemed descriptions of several parts of the world based on travel narratives.

Copy Notes On verso of title-page, two notes in different hands: Of the Library of Willm. Beckford Esqr. of Fonthill - / purchd. at his sale through Leigh & Sotheby / for £19..4..0 by Rich. Saml. White Junr../ 9th. June 1808. and This is the property of Albert [illeg.] / Septr. 1817. Plate showing 'Koorn-Beurs' bound out of sequence. Apparently lacking plate of 'Wester-Hal'.

Binding Late C18th English (?) vellum, gilt-ruled and blind roll-tooled palmette and anthemion borders, gilt and blind double-ruled spine, black spine-label, marbled edges.

Reference Number 2033


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