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Beautiful watercolour drawing of a passion flower

VINNE, Jan Jansz. van der. [Passiflora caerula or blue passion flower].
[Lekzigt, near Dordrecht?, ca. 1780?]. Folio. (43 x 27.5 cm). Watercolour drawing on laid paper, signed on the back by the artist, "J. van der Vinne Jzn.". Attached by the top corners to a (19th-century?) wove millboard mount kept in a modern passe-partout. Full description
€ 16,500
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Skilful engraving of the execution of the conspirators
in the failed attempt to assassinate the Dutch Stadholder Maurits of Nassau, Prince of Orange

VISSCHER, Claes Jansz. Justitie over enige Arminiaensche verraders, geschiet in s'Gravenhaech.
[Amsterdam, Claes Jansz. Visscher, 1623]. Engraved print (26.5 x 32 cm) mounted on a large sheet of 18th-century(?) laid paper (50.5 x 33 cm), with manuscript text in three columns with the title: Cort verhaal ende waerachtige afbeeldinge der justitie geschiet in s'Gravenhage, over seeker, conspirateurs, diens conspiratie deur Gods voorsienigheid ontdekt is den 6e. February 1623. Full description
€ 1,500
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Portrait of the arrested Arminian preacher Slatius,
one of the conspirators in the failed attempt to assassinate the Dutch Stadholder

VISSCHER, Claes Jansz. Hendrick Danielsz Slatius, gewesene predicant tot Bleijswyck, naert 'tleven afgebeelt den 12 maert 1623.
[Amsterdam, Claes Jansz. Visscher, 1623]. Engraved illustration (22 x 12.5 cm), with an engraved title in Dutch at the head and Visscher's name at the foot, and with two letterpress poems in French on the left signed "A. Lancel."(measuring 24.5 x 25 in tital). Mounted on a larger blank leaf (36 x 41 cm). Full description
€ 750
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A newly invented combination-lock,
with a contemporary original drawing of a lock design

VIVARELLI, Giandomenico. Della serratura combinatoria, o sia metodo nuovo di fare le serrature per difendersi dai ladri da chiavi false. Operetta dedicata all' illustrissimo, ed eccelso Senato di Bologna.
Bologna, Ferdinando Pisarri, 1750. Small 4to (18.5 x 13 cm). With engraved allegorical device on title-page and a large engraved folding plate showing a design of a combination lock. And with an extra folded sheet of paper with a contemporary original drawing in pencil of a similar lock mechanism bound in, with explanatory text in Italian. Contemporary paper wrappers, backed with marbled paper. Full description
€ 6,500
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Album with 47 drawings, partly by progressive thinker Paul Voituron (1824-1891)

VOITURON, Paul, and others. Album with 47 charming drawings in several media by Paul Voituron (1824-1891) of Ghent and his sisters(?) and friends in France, Switzerland, Holland and Flanders.
Various places, [1831-]1842-1844. Oblong (12.5×24 cm). With 47 drawings including the full-length colour portrait of what may be the gentleman-artist Paul Voituron, 8 coloured drawings (including 6 of flowers), 11 black and white drawings, 21 drawings with sepia (and in one case also red) washes, and 6 drawings with black and white washes, some highlighted with white chalk. Contemporary green half cloth, gilt edges. Full description
€ 2,500
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245 stunning plates with citrus fruits, views & garden plans

VOLKAMER (VOLCKAMER), Johann Christoph. Nürnbergische Hesperides, oder Gründliche Beschreibung der Edlen Citronat- Citronen- und Pomeranzen-Früchte, .../ Continuation der Nürnbergischen Hesperidum, ...
Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Leipzig, the author, son and heirs of J.A. Endters, 1708-1714. 8 parts plus 6 appendices in 2 volumes. Folio. With 6 engraved allegorical frontispieces with garden scenes, 4 engraved part-titles, and 235 other engraved plates by the finest German artists and engravers (8 double-page & 13 larger folding). Contemporary richly blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. Full description
€ 60,000
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71 excellent large prints (1561-ca. 1600) on architecture and decoration

VREDEMAN DE VRIES, Jan (Hans), Antonio LABACCO, Giacomo Barozzio da VIGNOLA and others. [Collection of architectural and decoration prints including fortification plans, garden plans and architectural decoration].
Antwerp, Venice, Rome, various publishers, [engraved] 1561-1585, [printed 1580-ca. 1600]. Large folio & small 1mo (38.5 x 27 cm). Collection of 4 separately published prints (3 large full-sheet & 1 small full-sheet), plus 67 prints from 9 series (including 3 double-page prints and a 1½-sheet plan of classical Roman ports printed from 2 copperplates). Contemporary or near contemporary limp sheepskin parchment (ca. 1600?). Full description
€ 15,000
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