DAPPER, Olfert (d.1690). Naukeurige Beschryving van gantsch Syrie, en Palestyn of Heilige Lant. Amsterdam: Jacob van Meurs, 1677-8.
2 parts in one volume. 2° (317 x 197mm). Half-title, engraved additional title, title in red and black, 74 engraved plates including 8 maps, 3 folding, 22 views and architectural plans, one folding, 38 engraved illustrations in the text and 6 full-page engraved plates, woodcut initials and tailpieces. (Some light browning or spotting to text leaves, one double-page plate cut to platemark in upper margin, first plate of Jerusalem lacking left side of image.)
Cf. Blackmer 449. FIRST EDITION.
DAPPER, O. Naukeurige Beschryving van Asie. Amsterdam: Jacob van Meurs, 1680. 2 parts in one volume, 2° (315 x 200mm). Engraved additional title, title in black and red, 22 engraved half-page plates. (Without the 15 plates on the plate list and natural history plate found in some copies, page number on s4 neatly cut out.) Cf. Blackmer 450-451.
BALDAEUS, Phillipus (1632-1672). Naauwkeurige Beschryvinge van Malabar en Choromandel. Amsterdam: Janssonius van Waasberge and van Someren, 1672. 3 parts in one volume, 2° (310 x 200mm). Engraved additional title, title in black and red, 2 part-titles, 91 engraved plates including 33 double-page views and maps, 2 full-page portraits, 1 full-page plate, 10 three-quarter-page plates and 45 half-page illustrations, engraved headpiece, woodcut initials and tailpieces. (Outer margin of additional title cut to platemark and restored to size, upper corner from title to I3 restored, neat tear at fold to 1 plate (Kopay) not affecting image.)
Uniformly bound in contemporary Dutch calf gilt, spines in compartments, lettered in the second, the others with repeat pattern of stylised foliage around a central lozenge (rebacked and restored retaining original covers and spine compartments). (3)