Auction 353 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects
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PICART, B. Tafereel, Of Beschryving van den prachtigen Tempel der Zang-godinnen, vertoond in LX. heerlyke Kunststukken. Behelzende alle de voornaemste geschiedenissen van de fabel-oudheid. Amst., Z. Chatelain, 1733. (6), xxvi, (2), 158, (4) pp. W. engr. front., ti-vign., 1 headpiece and 60 fine engr. plates by B. Picart depicting mythological scenes within fine ornamental borders. Lge-fol. Cont. hcf. w. red label, uncut. (Bind. skilfully rep. in places, text pages a bit foxed/browned but all plates in fine and clean condition).

The first edition of this beautiful work, a highlight of 18th century Dutch book illustration. The work consists of full-page plates within fine ornamental borders, illustrating the Metamorphoses by Ovidius, each plate with the matching verses in Latin and a prose adaptation with explanation in Dutch. - Cohen/De Ricci 531; Brunet 696; Sander 1899.

€ 750

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