12 June 2009
AMSTERDAM 1795 -- Beschyving Van Het Plechtige Volksfeest... te Amsterdam... 1795. By gelegenheid van het Installeeren der Representanten dier Stad En De Alliantie... tusschen de Fransche En Bataafsche Republieken. Amsterdam: D.M. Langeveld, 1795.
2 volumes including an additional suite of plates in one, 8o (218 x 142 mm). Engraved hand-colored title, 11 engraved hand-colored plates. Contemporary wrappers (spine worn). [With:] An extra suite of colored plates comprising the title and 11 engraved plates (as above) in two states (one in 3 states), and 4 additional plates (3 in two states). Contemporary wrappers (spine worn). Together in cloth folding case.
A commemoration of the celebrations for the French-supported Batavian Republic (1795-1806) held in Amsterdam. These celebrations, on 19 June 1795, coincided with the installation of the representatives to the new National Assembly. Most of the hand-colored illustrations show monuments with allegorical figures. The vignette on the title-page is signed by the engraver NOACH VAN DER MEER the younger (1741-1822). Both Lipperheide and Berlin call for 12 engraved plates (title and 11 plates). Other copies appear to have all 15 plates as in the additional suite of plates. Berlin 2973; Lipperheide Sm 13. (2)
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