London, South Kensington
22 November 2002
POST, Pieter (1608-1669). Les Ouvrages d'Architecture, Leiden: Pierre van der Aa, 1715. 8 parts with titles in 1 volume, 2° (422 x 264mm.). Half title. Large engraved folding portrait. General title printed in red and black with engraved vignette. Additional engraved title and dedication. 76 engraved plates and plans, most folding or double-page. (A few light scattered spots). Contemporary calf-backed boards, lettering-piece. (Joints splitting, rubbed, covers with corner losses).
A FINE COPY of this collective volume re-issuing works published in Amsterdam by Frederick de Wit and at Leiden by Post himself, between 1654 and 1665, with the original plates engraved by Pieter Nolpe and Jan Matthys (their names now erased), and in addition works on the Mauritshaus and Gouda weigh-house not previously published. Berlin Katalog 2231; Cicognara 621.
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