Lot 10211
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December Auction Online including Books & Prints | 20 december 2020
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[AMERICA] – ROBERTSON, W. Geschiedenis van America, [..]. [Deel I-IV]. Uit het Engelsch vertaald [by P. Loosjes Az.].

Te Amsterdam, By Yntema en Tieboel, 1778. 4 Vols. With 4 ident. woodcut title-vignettes, 4 fold. engraved maps by A. van Krevelt after Thomas Kitchin (“Mexico, of Nieuw Spanje; [..]”, ca. 28 x 37,5 cm.; “Kaart van de Golf van Mexico, de Eilanden en de Aangrenzende Landschappen [..]”, ca. 31 x 48 cm.; “Kaart van Zuid America [..]”, ca. 44,5 x 32 cm. & “Kaart van de Landschappen aan de Zuid Zee, van Panama tot Guayquil [..]”, ca. 36 x 23,5 cm.) & 1 fold. engraving (dep. ills.). Large 8vo (ca. 22,5 x 13,5 cm.), late 18th-cent. unif. half-calf, gilt ribbed spine with 2 contrasting calf letterpieces, uncut. (4x)

¶ Sabin 71999. Cf. Larned 403 (listing the first English edition publ. in 1777). Rare first Dutch translation (printed on LARGE PAPER) by the Dutch minister Petrus Adriaansz. Loosjes (1735-1813) of “The History of America” by the Scottish minister & historian William Robertson (1721-1793) comprising ca. 1.500 text-pages (incl. extensive indexes). A supplementary fifth volume was published in 1801. All vols. ex bibliotheca C.F.C.G. Boissevain (with his book-plate mounted on upper paste-down). ¶ A few minor imperfections to the bindings (spines of vols. II-III sl. waterstained, upper joint of vol. IV sl. splitting at top, covers sl. rubbed/ worn), but nevertheless a nicely bound set in fine condition.

€ 250,00
€ 350,00
€ 350,00

Hamerprijs: € 350

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