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Aanteekeningen op eene reize van Parijs naar Napels, door het Tirolsche en van daar door Zwitserland en langs den Rhijn terug naar Holland.Haarlem, Adriaan Loosjes, (back of half-title parts 2-4: Utrecht, G. Post), 1811-1813. 4 parts in 2 volumes. Large 8vo. With an engraved title-page to the first part (with a stipple-engraved medallion portrait of the author) and 13 engraved plates by J. P. Visscher Bender. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines.
- Saalmink, p. 2187, Tiele, Bibl. 1213, note. First and only edition of a popular account of a trip from Paris to Naples via Tirol, and from Naples back to the Netherlands by way of Switzerland and along the Rhine, written by the Dutch Adriaan van der Willigen (1766-1841). He made many study trips to Germany, France and Italy, mostly in the company of his friend Chris Evers, to study the art of painting and to visit the most important art collections of early 19th century Europe. He was one of the first art historians and a famous collector of art and books. The engraved plates show Stuttgart, the costumes of Tirol, the amphitheatre in Verona, skating on the lagoon of Venice, a large folding view of Naples, the Lake Albano, Pompeii, the costumes of Roman peasants, the ruins of the Temple of Peace, costumes of the women of Leghorn, a view of Bologna, a Swiss farmer with a little girl playing an alp-horn, and a view of Frankfurt.Only slightly browned with a few small spots. Bindings rubbed along the extremities. Overall in very good condition.
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