Auction 357 Old & Rare Books - Dutch History & Topography

LEIDEN -- MEURSIUS, J. Athenae Batavae. Sive de urbe Leidensi, & Academi, virisque claris: qui utramque ingenio suo, atque scriptis, illustrarunt, ll. II. Leiden, A. Cloucquius & Elsevier, 1625. (xliv), 351 pp. W. engr. ti., 1 fold. engr. plan of Leyden & surroundings, 1 fold.- & 1 double-p. engr. bird's eye views of Leyden depict. the Spanish siege, 6 fold. engr., 53 fine engr. portrs. of founders, governors & professors of the Leyden University & 12 text-engr. (i.a.: Town Hall, Academy building, the library, the anatomical theatre, the botanical garden, etc.). Sm-4°. Cont. vellum w. overl. sides. (Free endpaper rep., name entry on ti. scratched out, libr. annot. on v° ti., pp. 25-32 lacking, some marg. wormholes (in places rep.), fold. plans/plates a bit torn in the center).

Meursius, J. (1579-1639), professor of history & Greek language. Interesting work on the relation between the University & the city of Leyden written 50 years after the foundation of the University. - Haitsma Mulier/v.d. Lem 334k; NNBW VII, 872-73; Van Someren I, 145; Willems 237.

€ 500

result € 400

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