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Lot 1280: PICART, B. Tafereel, Of Beschryving van den prachtigen Tempel der Zang-godi

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

November 16, 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: PICART, B. Tafereel, Of Beschryving van den prachtigen Tempel der Zang-godinnen, vertoond in LX. heerlyke Kunststukken. Behelzende alle de voornaemste geschiedenissen van de fabel-oudheid. Amst., Z. Chatelain, 1733. (6), xxvi, (2), 158, (4) pp. W. engr. front., ti-vign., 1 headpiece and 60 fine engr. plates by B. Picart depicting mythological scenes within fine ornamental borders. Lge-fol. Cont. hcf. (Bind. worn/dam., 3 lvs. of prelims loose, but in good interior condition). The first edition of this beautiful work, a highlight of 18th century Dutch book illustration. The work consists of full-page plates within fine ornamental borders, illustrating the Metamorphoses by Ovidius, each plate with the matching verses in Latin and a prose adaptation with explanation in Dutch. - Cohen/De Ricci, 531; Brunet, 696; Sander, 1899.
Estimated Price: € 700

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