Lot 961: POMEY, F. Pantheum mythicum, of verdichte historie der goden, en godinnen.
November 16, 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
POMEY, F. Pantheum mythicum, of verdichte historie der goden, en godinnen. Vert. d. G. Kempher. Amst., A. Schoonenburg, 1730. (16), 634, (21) pp. W. engr. ti. & 27 engr. plates. Cont. vellum. (Upper outer corner a bit stained in places). Rare first edition of the translation into Dutch by Gerard Kempher (1675-1737), poet and conrector of the Latin School at Alkmaar, of the influential school book on classical mythology and fable-teaching by Francois Antoine Pomey (1619-1673). Like the Latin editions since 1701, the present Dutch translation is also beautifully illustrated with engraved plates by Jan van Vianen, a pupil of Romeyn de Hooghe. - Caillet III, 8814 (French ed.): "Excellent traité de mythologie".
Estimated Price: € 140