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SCHYNVOET, Simon.
Voorbeelden der lusthof-cieraaden, zynde piramiden, eerzuylen en andere bywerken.[Amsterdam, H. de Wit, 1704 or soon after]. Large folio (38 x 27 cm). A richly decorated print-series of garden and park ornaments, with 30 engraved plates (plate size ca. 31 x 20.5 cm) showing commemorative columns or obelisks for various occasions, drawn and engraved by Jacobus Schynvoet and Jan Goeree and a few others after designs by Simon Schynvoet. Modern half cloth.
30 engraved ll. incl. title-print.Beautiful print-series of elaborately decorated monumental columns designed as garden ornaments by Simon Schynvoet (1652-1727), a Dutch garden architect and art collector, many with coats of arms, portraits, historical or allegorical figures, views, etc. Many are anonymous and probably intended as general models, but 10 (including the title-plate and dedication-plate that serve as prints 1 and 2, were designed to commemorate specific events or people. Most of these are dated: 1689 (the Prince of Orange when crowned King William III of England) and 1697-1704 (including the radical theologian Balthasar Bekker, with a caricature medallion portrait), so the series was probably issued in 1704 or very soon after. The plates were engraved by the artist's son, the draughtsman and engraver Jacob Schynvoet (1685-post 1733), and by Jan Goeree (1670-1731), the most sought after engraver and book illustrator at the beginning of the 18th century.With the title-print somewhat foxed, but otherwise in good condition and untrimmed, preserving the deckles. A splendid series of garden art prints.l Berlin Kat. 3398 (2); Springer p. 42 (together with Schynvoet's series of vases, etc.); Thieme-Becker 30, p. 393.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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