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Lot 245 - (Europe, Italie) - [ BLAEU, Joannes].- Nieuw vermeerderd en verbeterd groot stedeboek [...]

Estimation : 25 000 € / 30 000 €

(Europe, Italie) - [ BLAEU, Joannes].- Nieuw vermeerderd en verbeterd groot stedeboek van geheel Italië [...].
La Haye, Rutgert Alberts, 1724. 4 vol. in-f° : [8] pp., 79 plates; [7] pp., 75 plates; [4] pp., 40 plates; [12] pp., 85 plates (vol. I. : without half title, added map of Italy after pl. 3, small marg. tears on pl. 8, clear water stain in the upper margin at right part of Venice pl. 39, partly browned pl. 43, clear water stain at upper margin pl. 78; vol. II. : engraved title page pasted on end leave, maps 1 and 2 mounted together after textlvs D, without textlvs D2r-v and Table des eglises, bottom pl. 2 partly split and central part torn away but present and to be restaured, pl. 12 slightly cropped at upper margin, brown stain on pl. 13, clear water stain in the upper margin of pl. 21, pl. 32 bound as 3 separate sheets, slightly browned pl. 45; vol. III. : some lvs with small spotting, esp. at the inner side of some plates, pl. 11 and 11*, 25 and 25* in reverse order; vol. IV. : clear water stain on engr. title page, list of names bound in vol. IV instead of I, without txt lvs A*1r-L*2v, water stain bottom lv C, tear without loss restaured at bottom pl. 12, left corner at bottom pl. 19 torn away, upper margins split at pls 42 and 49, 3 sh. of pl. 54 after pls 54 and 56, pls 84 and 85 after pl. 80).

Contemporary bindings : brown speckled calf, gilt stamped board edges, ribbed spine with gilt roll-stamps and title (joints partly split, light scratches with occasional lack of leather on boards, turn-ins, corners and edges of vol. I. slightly damaged, inside board slightly damaged and clear waterstain on flyleaves of vol. II.).
FINE COPY of this magnificent Italian townbook in 4 parts devoted to Lombardy, the Ecclesiastical State, Naples & Sicily and Ancient & Modern Rome.

With 4 engraved titles (one pasted to end leave) and 279 magnificent engraved plates and maps, some on a single page but most on double pages, and a number of very large folding plates with SPECTACULAR birds eye views of Naples, Venice and Frescati, the elevations of Milan cathedral and of the royal palace of Naples, 12 views of Roman squares and palaces, 3 plates figuring the transport and erection of the obelisk at the Vatican, etc.

High quality reissue of Mortier's Dutch edition of this extensive town atlas (1704/1705, 4 vol. with 274 plates) a much extended reissue of Joan Blaeu's Theatrum Italiae... (1663, 3 volumes with only 146 maps and views).
Mortier added the part on Lombardy, amended or retouched many maps and added many new ones. Our edition with Dutch text but French or Latin engraved legends on the plates.
# van der Krogt 43:231.

Splendido atlante raffigurante la Lombardia, lo Stato Pontifico, Napoli e la Sicilia, e Roma (antica e moderna).
Illustrato con 4 antiporte e 279 tavole e piani, a doppia pagina principalmente, e con alcune spettacolari viste aeree di Napoli, Venezia e Frescati, etc. Piena pella coeva (occhietto in vol. I e alcuni ff. mancanti in vol. IV, alcune lieve macchie d'acqua, piccoli difetti alla leg.).

Très bel exemplaire de cette édition avec texte néerlandais de l'atlas de villes italiennes, fortement augmentée par rapport à celle de Mortier (1704/1705, 274 pl.) et celle de Blaeu (1663, 146 pl.).
Notre exemplaire contient 4 titres gravés (1 collé à la garde) et 279 grandes vues et cartes dont plusieurs dépliantes (qqs faibles mouill. ou piqûres, qqs pet. déchirures sans manque, manque faux-titre vol. I. et les ff; de texte A*1r-L*2v au vol. IV).
Titres typographiques et texte en néerlandais, légendes des planches en français et/ou en latin. Plein veau de l'ép. (mors partiel. fendus, faibles us.).

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