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BLAEU, Willem; BLAEU, Joannes.

Nieuw Vermeerderd en Verbeterd groot Stedeboek van Piemont en van Savoye.

Stock Code
103158
The Hague, Rutgert Christoffel Alberts, 1725
£30,000

Third Dutch edition on large paper, the plates with excellent dark impressions, handsomely bound in a contemporary Dutch binding. The maps, plans, bird's-eye-views, topographical views, plates of monuments and architectural highlights cover every major town and city in the region, including Turin, Nice, Asti, Cuneo, Novara, Vercelli, Alessandria and Savona.

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Description

Third Dutch edition, large paper copy, 2 volumes in 2 parts in 4 volumes, folio (59 x 37 cm); Dutch text; 4 letterpress titles printed in red and black, 4 engraved titles in 3rd state, 4 engraved portraits (one of which double-page), engraved plate of coat-of-arms, double-page genealogical table, 136 engraved maps, plans, bird's-eye views, or plates, together with the additional single-page plate of the monument to Charles Emmanuel II on the Voie Sarde, engraved head- and tailpieces and initials (occasional very light and insignificant browning, a few plates with some scattered light spotting confined to extreme margins). Contemporary Dutch panelled mottled calf, richly gilt, spine with raised bands forming 9 compartments, morocco labels in second and third, gilt edges.

Bibliography

Van der Krogt 43:331.1-2.

Stock ID:103158

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