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RIVET, Claude.

Lugdunum Batavorum Hollandia Celeberrimum Et Academia Florentissima.

Stock Code
86786
Johannes Blaeu & Claes Jansz. Visscher, Amsterdam, 1650
£20,000

An important panorama of Leiden from the drawing by Claude Rivet executed in 1640, and originally published by the engraver Jacob Savery. This second state was published by Claes Jansz. Visscher, who signed the dedication and text, and Johannes Blaeu, whose imprint can be found below the dedication.

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Description

Large engraved panorama on 4 numbered sheets joined (58.5 x 212 cm). With the woodcut running title in 6 sections pasted above, three panels of descriptive letterpress text composed of 6 half-sheets, in 18 numbered columns pasted outside the lower border, contemporary wash colouring; loss of printed area at right, some restoration, as typical, with paper loss, some manuscript reinstatement and retouching, relaid on a modern board backing, with stretchers. Overall dimensions: 75.5 x 229 cm.

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