BROUËRIUS VAN NIDEK, Matthaeus & [vols. 3-6: Isaac LE LONG].
Kabinet van Nederlandsche en Kleefsche oudheden, geöpend, opgeheldert en wydlopig beschreven, in steden, dorpen, sloten, adelyke huizen, kloosters, kerken, godshuizen, poorten, en andere voorname stads- en landgebouwen.
Willem Barents (vols. 2-6: A. Schoonenburg),, Amsterdam, 1727 - 4to. Uniformly bound in contemporary vellum, with title written in ink on spines. With engraved frontispiece, titles printed in red and black and 300 numbered views of cities, villages, castles, city gates, towers, churches, abbeys, etc. throughout the Netherlands, including the area around Kleve, Germany, all by Abraham Rademaker (1675-1735); these views (83 x 115 mm) are printed on leaves (outside pagination) with short explanatory text in Dutch, French and English underneath. (24), 312; (4), 323, (1); 327, (1); 311, (1); 328; 319, (1) pp. First edition of this beautiful and well-known work containing one of the first complete series of topographical views of (great parts of) the Netherlands and surroundings of Kleve, Germany. The 300 views had been published earlier, in 1725 with Willem Barents in Amsterdam, without text as: Kabinet van Nederlandsche Outheden en gezichten, in 2 vols. with only short captions underneath the plates by Abraham Rademaker (1676/77 - 1735). Reprints of the views without text appeared in 2 vols. with A. Schoonenberg te Amsterdam in 1731 and ca. 1750 with Is. Tirion.Between 1727 and 1733 the 6 vols. of our edition were published by Willem Barents, with texts by Matthaeus Brouërius van Nidek and Isaac le Long. A reprint of this edition appeared in 1770-1771 with Blussé at Dordrecht, with the re-engraved plates in the text in stead of on leaves with captions in Dutch, French and English on separate leaves with blank versos as in our edition. Between 1792 and 1803 the last and corrected edition by J.H. Reisig was published in 8 vols.Matthaeus Brouërius van Nidek (1677-1742) was a book and print collector and editor of print series. He also assisted in the publication of (historical) dictionaries. The text of Brouërius van Nidek in our Kabinet runs till vol. 2, p. 145. From there the texts are by the publisher and translator Isaac le Long (1683-1762). The views are numbered from 1 till 300 and are signed at bottom left : 'A. Rademaker fecit'. The year at the bottom right is often referring to the date of the drawing or print from which Rademaker has engraved his view. Good set.- (A few lvs. browned). Bodel Nijenhuis 95; Haitsma Mulier & Van der Lem 86 and 309.
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