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Briefve description et demonstration des places et villes continuées en ce livre: exactement delinées comme elles sont à present. (colophons: Antwerp, Jacob Peeters, [1686/87?]). 2 letterpress parts plus 3 print series, the last in 5 parts, the whole in 1 volume. Small oblong folio (18×29.5 cm). Collection of 128 engraved prints published by Jacob Peeters. Late 17th- or early 18th-century sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges. In modern half calf clamshell box.
- Atabey 933 (Dutch edition, 63 plates); Landwehr, De Hooghe Book Illustrator 82 (French ed., number of plates not specified); Weber 816 (Dutch edition, 125 plates); cf. Atabey 934; Blackmer 1276-1277; Nagler XI, pp. 165-166. Interesting collection of engraved prints centred around the Great Turkish War (1667-1683), a series of conflicts between the Ottoman Empire and Europe, with the letterpress text in French, but many of the captions to the prints in Dutch. The collection can be divided into 3 general parts: the first with equestrian portraits of the relevant monarchs and other leading figures on both sides of the war, the second with engraved scenes of the 1683 Battle of Vienna after Romeyn de Hooghe, and the third with over a hundred views of the cities involved. This last part contains 6 separate series, with views of Austria and Upper Hungary, Lower Hungary, Crete and the Maltese Archipelago, the Dardanelles and the Aegean archipelago, the Strait of Gibraltar and North Africa, and the Holy Land and Arabian Peninsula. Every copy varies in its make-up and the number of plates in the series of city views.The collection was published by Jacob (Jacques) Peeters (1637-1695), and most of the engravings are made after drawings by his brother Jan (Johannes) Peeters (1625-1677), best known for his drawings of city views engraved by Merian. Johannes Peeters was a pupil of their eldest brother Bonaventura Peeters, a well-known painter and draughtsman, and specialized in maritime scenes as can be seen in the present views, often depicting harbours with several ships. The plates with Dutch captions generally have a translation into French added in manuscript in the foot margin by a contemporary hand, sometimes with additional information. In very good condition, with a small tear in 1 leaf and a few minor spots. Binding scuffed at the edges, spine and front hinge restored.
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