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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
1821-1825

The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
 
marine niemeyer - since 1992 -

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For the maritime or locally interested Library Eye

something very beautiful to look at

or

Rotterdam in Its whole Grandeur

and richest Bonanza for a Terrific Office-Wall-Design

Rotterdam – Hooghe, Roman de (Amsterdam or ’s-Gravenhage 1645 – Haarlem 1708). Caart van de Stad Rotterdam en gezigt langs de Maas, benevens de Afbeldingen van de voornaamste publique Gebowen. Map engraving printed from 47 plates with

bird’s-eye view ( 3 ft 9¼ × 4 ft 1¼ in [115 × 125 cm] ) ,

Roman de Hooghe, Caart van de Stad Rotterdam
(detail of panoramic view)

panoramic view ( 9½ × 6 ft 2⅝ in [24 × 189.5 cm] )

and headpiece richly decorated with the coat of arms of the town and the most respective citizens, lions, puttos, and utensils (9⅞-10⅜ × 6 ft 2⅜ in [25-26.5 × 189 cm]),

12 detail-views ( 7⅛ × 9½ in [18 × 24 cm] each )

and the coat of arms of the 20 councillors ( 4½ × 3½ in [11.5 × 9 cm] each ) .

No place, Johannes de Vou, 1694. Composed c. 5 ft 5⅛ × 6 ft 2⅝ in (165.5 × 189.5 cm). FACSIMILE in the ORIGINAL size in copper rotogravure. Rotterdam (1960). Folio. 2 ll. title. With 3 (2 mounted) repeatedly folded composed plates, 12 half-page and 20 smaller mounted plates. Orig. imitation leather with back-plate, gilt front cover with coat of arms and borders.

Roman de Hooghe, Caart van de Stad Rotterdam
Coat of Arms of Rotterdam (detail)

The splendid map with richest scenes

both in the bird’s-eye view as in particular, too, in the panoramic view

with almost all popular types of ships ,
among which twodekkers , yachts , flutes and tjalks and a raft .

Of special attraction in the bird’s-eye view
the numerous caulkers on the canals and
the great number of new constructions in the shipyards
and for fitting out on the quayage .

In the broad base of the cartouche the instructive legend, Neptune with fishing-net, Athene with Hermes’ stick and fruit, a fishwife with shield and a snail-shell as helmet, Pan and two negroes clearing out a large horn of plenty.

The detail views – with rich scenery throughout – showing City Hall – Laurence, French + Prince Church – Stock Exchange – The Market – The Fish Market – De Doelen – Schielandt Manor – Admirality – New + Old Court .

2 titles in red-brown. – Original mounting on Van Gelder Zonen laid paper. – Isolated minor scratches on the boards, only a longer one in the lower half of the front board a little less unobtrusive, the cover of the back had been cracked below from otherwise practically imperceptible pushing. Two binding-conditioned little fold tears in the bird’s-eye view backed acid-freely, otherwise absolutely fresh. And thus

gorgeously suited for a roomfilling-uniform ,

facsimile-highquality , though economic-riskless wall design .

Quite independent of this by the way for the maritime or locally interested eye something very beautiful to look at. In adequate binding.

Offer no. 28,851 | EUR 175. (c. US$ 212.) + shipping