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Jacob van Meurs (1619 - 1680)

Lot 46: Dapper, Olfert. , Naukeurige Beschryving van Asie: behelsende de gewesten van Mesopotamie, Babylonie, Assyrie, Anatolie, of Klein Asie: beneffens eene volkome Beschrijving van... Arabie. Amsterdam: Jacob van Meurs, 1680


November 13, 2008
London, United Kingdom

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first edition, 2 parts in one volume, folio (306 x 192mm.), printed title in red and black, engraved frontispiece and 16 plates and maps, mostly double-page or folding, engraved illustrations, contemporary panelled calf, n2 with section of margin cut away affecting a few letters of text, covers refurbished, corners repaired, rebacked retaining original spine gilt


Blackmer 450 (German edition, 1681); Atabey 322


Sefik E. Atabey, book label


This copy contains the botanical plate at p.68 in part 2 which is not called for in the list of plates and does not occur in all copies. The plates include views of Smyrna, Magnesia, Abydos, Ephesus and the Arabian coastal towns of Mocha, Aden and Muscat; the maps include Asia Minor and Arabia.

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