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VOET, Johann Eusebius (1706-1778)
VOET, Johann Eusebius (1706-1778)
VOET, Johann Eusebius (1706-1778)
VOET, Johann Eusebius (1706-1778)
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VOET, Johann Eusebius (1706-1778)

Catalogus Systematicus Coleopterorum. Catalogue systematique des Coleopteres. Systematische naamlijst van dat geslacht der Insecten dat men Torren noemt. The Hague: G. Bakhuysen, (1804-)1806.

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VOET, Johann Eusebius (1706-1778)
Catalogus Systematicus Coleopterorum. Catalogue systematique des Coleopteres. Systematische naamlijst van dat geslacht der Insecten dat men Torren noemt. The Hague: G. Bakhuysen, (1804-)1806.
One of the finest iconographies on coleoptera ever published, in a fine red morocco binding by Willem Carbentus, grandfather of Vincent Van Gogh. 'Voet was a son of Carel Burchart Voet (1671-1745) who made a beautiful manuscript of Insects and their metamorphoses following closely Goedaert' (Landwehr, pp.238-239). Voet published a portion of the work from 1776, but his death curtailed the venture. In 1804, Bakhuysen acquired the work from Voet's executors, and completed it by 1806. Many of the splendid plates are by C.F.C. Kleemann in the same elaborate manner and preciseness of detail as his other works. The text of this scarce work is written in Latin, French and Dutch. This copy collates as per the BM(NH) catalogue, although Landwehr calls for a 20pp. index not found in this copy; Junk and Nissen do not give clear collations. The bookbinder, Willem Carbentus (1792-1845), married Anna Cornelia van der Gagg in 1815.They had several children, including Anna Cornelia (1819-1907), who married Theodrous van Gogh in 1851, giving birth to Vincent van Gogh on 30 March 1853. BM(NH) V, 2231; Junk, Rara 2:161; Nissen ZBI 4259; Landwehr 201.

3 volumes, quarto (255 x 200mm). Additional engraved titles, 105 hand-coloured engraved plates, loosely contained in a matching portfolio (several gatherings in vol. I with light marginal staining, otherwise a clean copy with only very occasional insignificant spotting). Contemporary red morocco by Willem Carbentus of The Hague, with his ticket, covers with wide border composed of rolls and fillets in gilt and blind, enclosing a central decorative losenge in gilt and blind, flat spines lettered in gilt, pink glazed endpapers, gilt turn-ins, portfolio volume containing the plates with green velvet flaps (extremities faintly rubbed some minor cracks to inner hinges of portfolio flaps).
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