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Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) and Joannes Blaeu (1596-1673)
Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) and Joannes Blaeu (1596-1673)
Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) and Joannes Blaeu (1596-1673)
Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) and Joannes Blaeu (1596-1673)
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Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) and Joannes Blaeu (1596-1673)

NIEUW VERMEERDERD EN VERBETERD GROOT STEDEBOEK VAN PIEMONT EN VAN SAVOYE. 1725.

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Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) and Joannes Blaeu (1596-1673)
Nieuw Vermeerderd en Verbeterd groot Stedeboek van Piemont en van Savoye. 1725.
[BLAEU, Willem (1571-1638) and Joannes BLAEU (1596-1673).] Nieuw Vermeerderd en Verbeterd groot Stedeboek van Piemont en van Savoye. The Hague: Rutgert Christoffel Alberts, 1725.

Third Dutch edition on large paper, the plates with excellent dark impressions, handsomely bound in a contemporary Dutch binding. The maps, plans, bird's-eye-views, topographical views, plates of monuments and architectural highlights cover every major town and city in the region, including Turin, Nice, Asti, Cuneo, Novara, Vercelli, Alessandria and Savona. Van der Krogt 43:331.1-2.

2 volumes in 2 parts in 4 volumes, folio (590 x 370mm). Large paper. Dutch text. 4 letterpress titles printed in red and black, 4 engraved titles in 3rd state, 4 engraved portraits, one of which double-page, engraved plate of coat-of-arms, double-page genealogical table, 136 engraved maps, plans, bird's-eye views, or plates, together with the additional single-page plate of the monument to Charles Emmanuel II on the Voie Sarde, engraved head- and tailpieces and initials (occasional very light and insignificant browning, a few plates with some scattered light spotting confined to extreme margins). Contemporary Dutch mottled calf, three gilt panels on covers formed by an wide outer border composed of a chained roll sandwiched by fleur-de-lys and palmette rolls, enclosing a narrower lace roll with large cornerpieces composed of volutes and other scrolls terminating in fleur-de-lys, the inner panel formed by a simple chained roll with very small cornerpieces enclosing a gilt lozenge formed from similar tools as those used for the large cornerpieces with the addition of two fans at the sides of the losenge, spine with raised bands forming 9 compartments, morocco labels in second and third, the others filled with gilt corner- and centrepieces and filled with stars, stencilled floral decorative endpapers, gilt edges (extremities rubbed, especially at heads and tails of spines which have some expert repairs).
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