2970 - 3959 OLD AND RARE BOOKS
- Lvs. cut short w. sl. loss of text; possibly incomplete; board lvs. w. later/ modern pencil scribbling. Spine-ends chipped. Sold w.a.f.
- Mediocre copy: waterst. throughout, mostly in margins; owner's entry (J.H. Verloop) on verso title-p. and last leaf. Binding soiled and warped.
= Tiele 26; Tiele, Mémoire 290; Muller, America 8; Sabin 127; Alden/ Landis 624/2; Klooster 6; De Backer/ Sommervogel I, p.35; Leclerc 16; Rouffaer/ Muller I, p.658; Howgego A7 ("providing a complete analysis of the Amerindian world"); cf. Cox II, p.254f; cf. Arents 67; cf. Church 328. Important early account on the history of America, dealing i.a. with the early history of the Indians of Peru and Mexico. The work was first published in Latin in Sevilla, 1589 and first published in Spanish (Sevilla) in 1590. Acosta stayed as a Jesuit missionary in South and Middle America for a period of 17 years and "(...) was a careful and accurate observer of all that he saw, and his work is of great and intrinsic value. (...) His Historia Natural y moral de las Indias, a work of standard authority, attained great popularity, and was translated into nearly every European language. (...)" (Church). "Acosta's official duties obliged him to personally investigate a very extensive range of territory, providing him with a practical knowledge of the province, and of its aboriginal inhabitants. (...). Acosta was one of the first scholars to formulate a systemic theory of anthropology, suggesting a classification of different peoples into different types, and anticipating later theories of social evolution." (Howgego).
- Both vols. sm. library stamp on title-p.; occas. trifle/ sl. waterst. in blank margins; a few lvs. sm. tears repaired w. tape on verso. Spine sl. sunned.
= Tiele 637; Sabin 38598 and Alden/ Landis 731/128 (both first Dutch ed. of 1731); Muller 863; Lipperheide Mb 6 (first, French edition). Extensive and detailed description of the customs, social organisation, religion of the Iroquois and Huron Indians (Canada and the Great Lakes), with the same fine plates of the orig. French edition, Paris 1724. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CI.
- Lacks 2 plates, 1 portrait, lacks 2 lvs. each w. 1/2-p. ill. and index lvs. (plate-index in photostat), occas. browned/ sl. dustsoiled/ trifle frayed/ (unobtrusive) brown stain; last 29 lvs. partly remargined, affecting parts of 1 map and 1 ill. and parts of text. Lacking spine-ends of orig. backstrip; covers partly rubbed/ worn.
= Tiele 763; Sabin 50086; Howes M733; Church 613; Alden/ Landis III, p.302; Borba de Moraes 586; Asher 14: "The description of New Netherland contained in Montanus does not pretend to be an original work; but whether is has been in part borrowed from books no longer to be found (...), or whether the author has consulted M.S. authorities, - there are some among the things that he mentions for which he is the first, if not the only source." Including views of "Porto Rico", "De Stadt St. Martin", "Truxillo", "Cusco", "Mauritiopoli" and "Nova Mexico" and maps of "Novi Belgii quod nunc Novi Jorck vocatur", "Aestiuarium Insularum alias Barmudas", "Virginiae partis australis et Floridae", "Insulae Americanae" and "Chili". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CII.
- Renewed endpapers; 1 map tiny tear in margin just touching the image; one map sl. evenly browned; one map (St. Christopher) sm. ruststained hole in image; fold. plate large closed tear; old owner's entry on first blank; 3 pages sm. marginal stain; old drawing of a horse in pen and grey wash on verso final blank. Neatly rebacked with orig. backstrip; corners bumped.
= Tiele 192; cat. NHSM p.268; Sabin 57160; Alden/ Landis V, p.271; Müller, Kaffee 160. Cf. Kress 2597. The first Dutch edition of Oldmixon's The British empire in America (London, 1708) and the only edition to which is added the treatise on coffee with the three illustrations of the coffee-plant. The first part deals with the eastern states of the USA from Hudson-Bay to Carolina (with 5 maps), the second part with the Caribbean (with 3 maps). One of the maps (North America) shows California as an island (McLaughlin 200). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIII.
- Lacks the last plate (Amstel-brug?); plate 68 sl. browned/ stained; title partly sl. foxed; one plate lower blank margin strengthened; upper hinges strengthened; otherwise some sl. occas. spotting; two (old) old owner's entries on upper pastedown (i.a. "Cateau Boode 22" in pen and brown ink). Binding worn along extremities.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 104, note. Rare.
- Backstrip dam. Otherwise a fine copy.
= Knuttel 6705. The interesting plan including the positions of the "Schildwachte en Ruijtery". Very rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIII.
- Ad 1: Complete and including the two large pediment-plates from the extra bound vol. Trifle/ sl. foxed, engr. title and one pediment plate (sl.) worse; the two pediment plates w. (sm.) (closed) tears along some folds; waterstained in upper margin at the end, visibly affecting the last 7 plates; one cross-sectional plate w. (skillful) addition in pencil of a portico with balcony against the central bay of the façade. Ad 2: Lacks the etched privilege (to part 1) and 2 unmarked double-p. plates dated 1665 (to part 2, cf. Fowler 274); occas. (sl.) foxed, the second part much less than the first; one plate w. restored tear affecting image; a few plates of the second part w. sm. waterstain in upper margin, sl. affecting images. Binding worn: leather over backcover dam., joints splitting (but strong) and covers (sl.) stained.
= Ad 1: The first edition of this splendid work illustrating the full glory of the Amsterdam townhall was published by D. Danckerts in 1661. Fowler 77; Kat. Orn. Berlin 2234. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CI. Ad 2: The very first edition. Fowler 274; Kat. Orn. Berlin 4211; Hollstein 5, the second state (of 3). Plate content in this copy as follows: part 1: engr. title, A-C (all double-p.), D, E, F (double-p.), G-I, K (5x), L (2x), unmarked plate (w. four garlands and letters P, L and Q), M (3x), N (5x), O (4x), P (3x), Q (4x), R (5x), S (4x), T (2x), "Register", "Extract uyt het Octroy" (50 in total); part 2: engr. title, portrait, A, B, C (4x), D (3x), E (4x), F (3x), G-N, O (7x), P (2x), Q (3x), R (3x), S, T (3x), V (2 on 1 leaf), unmarked plate (showing two capitals; perhaps belonging in part 1), W (3x; Fowler calling for 2), X (3x), "Register" (in total 52). Guilmard p.508. "(...) der geniale Dekorator, Artus Quellin (1609-1668), der durch seine figürlichen und ornamentalen Bildwerke dem sachlich nüchternen stattlichsten Gemeindegebau dieser Zeit, dem Rathaus von Amsterdam, seit 1648, Seele und Herz verliehen hat. Wie die innerliche Glut seines flämischen Geblütes auf holländischem Boden zu breiter Behaglichkeit sich dämpft, kann mann aus den malerischen Ätzungen seines Sohnes Hubert in dem schönen Werke De voornaemste Statuen ende Ciraten (...) ersehen." (Jessen, Der Ornamentstich p.191).
- One text leaf, plan, frontisp., title-p. 2nd vol. and one plate w. (sm.) tear(s); a few plates w. waterstain in upper blank margin. Upper joint 2nd vol. vellum splitting; vellum sl. soiled.
= The first edition of the best 17th cent. description of Amsterdam, based on the works by the predecessors Dapper and Van Domselaar and on materials furnished by the author's father Isaac Commelin. The author (1636-1693) had free access to the archives of the city and therefore his work contains much more reliable sources and official documents than the works by Dapper and Van Domselaar. Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 66/ 67.
- Some occas. sl. foxing and minor waterstaining (the latter mainly in inner margin); a few sm. closed marginal tears. Both vols. upper joint splitting but holding strong on cords.
= The first edition of the best 17th cent. description of Amsterdam, based on the works by the predecessors Dapper and Van Domselaar and on materials furnished by the author's father Isaac Commelin. The author (1636-1693) had free access to the archives of the city and therefore his work contains much more reliable sources and official documents than the works by Dapper and Van Domselaar. Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 66/ 67. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CII.
- Both vols. w. bookplate on upper pastedown and first free endpaper; vol. 2 hinges weak. Vol. 1 top of spine chipped and upper joint splitting; vol. 2 foot of spine chipped; binding sl. rubbed along extremities. Despite these defects fine copies.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 68. The second edition (first 1693-94) of the best 17th cent. description of Amsterdam, based on the works by the predecessors Dapper and Van Domselaar and on materials furnished by the author's father Isaac Commelin. The author (1636-1693) had free access to the archives of the city and therefore his work contains much more reliable sources and official documents than the works by Dapper and Van Domselaar. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIV.
- Formerly folded; some spotting, mainly along former folds.
"Torenwachters Kermiswensch. Aan de inwoners van Amsterdam. Zuider Kerkstoren." Broadside w. large woodcut ill. (22x19 cm.), letterpress text in 2 columns and in 3 columns below (by F.W. Bulsing), Amst., F.G.L. Holst, n.d. (±1860).
- Formerly folded twice; sm. marginal tears at ends of former folds repaired w. sellotape on verso; some sm. scattered stains.
- Some plates w. light false fold near middle fold, one of which torn and closed; waterstain in outer corner up to approx. p.100, (sl.) affecting the plans and profile; the plan of Amsterdam in 1482 left and right margins trimmed to borderline and w. a few sm. closed tears; some occas. sl. foxing, mainly in margins and hardly affecting images; upper and lower hinge showing. Spine creased; letterpiece almost worn away.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 75. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIV.
- A few lvs. trifle waterst. in blank upper outer corner. Wr. sl. waterst.; spine dam. and worn along extremities.
= Rare, early edition, containing nice views of the cityhall by Albert de Putter (act. first half 18th cent.).
- Renewed enpapers; lacking 1 plate; 1 plate repaired on fold; hinges repaired w. paper; frontisp. sl. frayed; occas. other sm. defects. Binding sl. rubbed. Good copy.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 80. The only edition. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CV.
- Lacks plan and 3 plates; a few lvs. trifle frayed/ browned; lower hinge broken.
= Bodel/ Nijenhuis 1455; Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 95 calls for 10 plates.
- Lacks frontisp., 1 plan and 14 plates; fold. plates sl. creased on folds; upper hinges broken; endpapers dam./ loose. Vellum darkened and sl. creased. Sold w.a.f.
= Bodel/ Nijenhuis 1455; Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 96.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; 1 leaf sl. dam. (paper flaw); 1 plate w. vague stain. Covers some scratches. Fine copy.
= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 97: "De tekst van deze zoogenaamden derden druk komt gedeeltelijk woordelijk, maar vermeerderd voor in de beschrijving van Van Domselaar van 1655 en is wellicht geheel van hem. De beschrijving van de gebouwen zal wel van Is. Commelyn zijn (...) Alle exemplaren vangen met bladz. 249 aan. Hoogstwaarschijnlijk is de bedoeling geweest hieraan Montanus, Beschrijving der eerste inwoonders van Aemstelland, enz. te laten voorafgaan, er bestaat hiervan ook een uitgave van 248 blz."
- Lacks 1 plate; restorations (mainly) to margins first 4 and last 3 lvs.; occas. trifle foxed. Boardedges rubbed/ worn.
= With 2 double-p. engravings by M. SALLIETH after D. DE JONG bound in. Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 11. "De Atlas van Fouquet is ongetwijfeld de fraaiste serie afbeeldingen die van Amsterdam bestaan. In afwijking van de vroeger verschenen series staat bij Fouquet het afbeelden van de schilderachtigste punten van de stad op den voorgrond. Hoewel zijn prenten bijna alle op de traditioneele wijze genoemd zijn naar de torens, de poorten, de kerken en de andere groote gebouwen die er op zijn voorgesteld, zijn zij echter zoo op te vatten, dat zij het stadsgedeelte weergeven, dat het genoemde gebouw omgeeft. Op die wijze verschaft de Atlas van Fouquet een wandeling door de straten en langs de grachten van het Amsterdam der XVIIIe eeuw, het Amsterdam dat nog in ongerept bezit was van haar monumentale gebouwen en huizen, en den stratenaanleg uit het bloeitijdperk; hierbij werd ook in het oog gehouden het zoo pittoreske straatbeeld dier dagen weer te geven." (Cat. Oud-Amsterdam, Fred. Muller, 1912). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CV.