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Dutch revision of the first Russian emblem book

BURG, Hermanus van den. Verzámeling van uitgekórene zin-spreuken, en zinnebeeldige print-vercieringen, eertyds, op bevel van den aller doorlugtigsten Keizer der Russen, Peter Alexis, of the Gróte, getékent en gesnéden ...
Haarlem, Johannes Marshoorn, 1743. 4to. With engraved frontispiece by J. Mulder and 840 numbered circular emblems on 140 full-page engravings in text, the facing pages to the left with captions in Dutch, short proverbial phrases in Latin, French and German, and two-line verses in Dutch by Van den Burg. 19th-century half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. [8], 281, [1 blank], [10] pp. Full description
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The gloating Spanish: relishing in the disastrous fate of the Anglo-Dutch fleet
near Dunkirk on their way to Cádiz in 1625

[CÁDIZ EXPEDITION]. Relacion verdadera de la extraordinaria tormenta que ha tenido la armade Olandesa, y Inglesa, que estava sobre Dunquerque, y de como los nuestros le tomaron, y destruyeron toda su pescaria, y otros varios successos.
Lisbon, Pedro Craesbeeck, 1625. Folio. Not bound. [3], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,000
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Magnificent engraving of the 1661 mosaic floor map of the world in 2 hemispheres, incorporating Tasman's discoveries not otherwise published for decades

[PLAN - AMSTERDAM CITY HALL]. [CAMPEN, Jacob van]. Le pavé de la grand' sale des bourgeois.
[Amsterdam, Gerard Valk, 1719]. Very large engraved folding plan comprising 1 1/2 sheets (measuring 46 x 83 cm as assembled), engraved by Danckert Danckertsz. and his father after drawings by Jacob Vennekool, including the two hemispheres of the world map and a celestial map of the constellations of the northern hemisphere (each 10 cm in diameter). Full description
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Portuguese proposal to return Brazil to the Dutch

COUTINHO, Francisco de Sousa. Propositie ghedaen ter vergaderinghe van hare hoogh-mog: d'heeren Staten Generael der Vereenichde Nederlanden, in 's Gravenhage den XVIen. Augusti 1647.
[Netherlands], 1647. 4to. With a woodcut decoration built up from arabesque typographic ornaments on title-page and a woodcut decorated initial. Modern half calf, marbled sides. 16 pp. Full description
€ 3,750
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Rare fortification handbook for the common man

EYLEND, Martin. Modus artis fortificatoriae Belgicus, Niederländisch Festung bawen, ..., zum andern mal in Druck gegeben, an vielen Orten corrigirt, vermehrt und verbessert.
Dresden, Wolfgang Seyffert, 1630. 4to. With about 60 woodcut illustrations in the text. 20th-century half parchment, with marbled paper covering most of the spine. [4], 100 pp. Full description
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12 engraved views and costumes from North Holland

GREEVEN, Hendrik. Tableaux des costumes, moeurs, coutumes et vues, de la Nord-Hollande, de Zaandam, Broek, Alkmaar, Assendelft et de l'Île de Marken.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, [ca. 1826]. Oblong 4to (22.5 x 29 cm). With an engraved map of North Holland by C.H. Koning on title-page and 11 engraved plates, mostly engraved by Willem van Senus after Hendrik Greeven, all protected by tissue guards. Contemporary boards; preserved in a modern cloth clamshell box. [2] ll. + 10 plates. Full description
€ 1,750
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Two works with hand-coloured lithographs of Dutch folk costume, one possibly in the only complete version known.

GREEVEN, Hendrik (artist) and Justin Vallou VALLON DE VILLENEUVE (lithographer). Collection des costumes des provinces septentrionales du Royaume des Pays-Bas | Verzameling der kleederdragten in de nordelijke provincien van het Koningrijk der Nederlanden.
Amsterdam, Frans Buffa and sons; Paris, Engelmann et cie. (printed by Thierry brothers). 1828[-1829]. With lithographed title-page, lithographed index and 20 numbered lithographed plates, all captioned in French and Dutch below and all richly and beautifully coloured by hand.
With: (2) [GREEVEN, Hendrik, Luigi CALAMATTA and others]. Souvenirs de la Hollande.
Amsterdam, Buffa brothers and co., 1838. With a hand-coloured engraving mounted on the title-page and 14 hand-coloured lithographed plates (7 of Dutch views and 7 of women's folk costumes). 2 works in 1 volume. Large 4to (32 x 24 cm). Contemporary boards with marbled sides. [24] ll. text in French and English. Full description
€ 5,500
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