Auction 353 Old & Rare Books - Dutch History & Topography

LEIDEN -- ORLERS, J.J. Beschrijvinge der Stad Leyden. Inhoudende 't Begin, den voortgang, ende den wasdom der selver: (…) Mitsgaders van alle de Belegeringen, ende Aenslagen, die de selve Stad zedert den Jaere 1203 geleden heeft. Leyden, H. Haestens/J. Orlers/J. Maire, 1614. 2 parts in 1 vol. (24), 422, (2) pp. W. 1 lge. fold. plan after J.P. Dou (a bit stained & w. rep. on v°) underneath a perspective view on the city from the South, 2 fold. engr. depict. the Spanish siege & relief of the town, 6 fold. 'allegorical' engr., 11 text-engr. & 2 lge. woodcut armorial devices. 4°. Cont. vellum w. overl. sides. (Top of spine rep., upper joint partly split, ties fail, new endpapers, lower margin (faintly) stained at the beginning), slightly browned).

Famous 'town book' of the city of Leiden, in fact the first comprehensive description of the city as such. - Nijhoff/v. Hattum 221.

€ 500

result € 400

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