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Nieuwe atlas, van de voornaamste gebouwen en gezigten der stad Amsterdam Met derzelver beknopte beschrijvingen.
D.J. Changuion & P. den Hengst, Amsterdam 1783 - Not paginated. Double-page engraved city plan and 102 double-page engraved views and cityscapes. 2 volumes. 27+36 sheets of text (mostly after Wagenaar's Geschiedenis van Amsterdam). *Nijhoff/Van Hattum 11. Rare first edition of these famous townscapes of Amsterdam by the artist and art dealer Pierre Fouquet Jr. (1729-1800), bound, as usual, in two volumes with two newly added unnumbered plates. Originally the plates were published separately, the first series of 10 townscapes having been issued in 1760-61 engraved by Paul van Liender and Simon Fokke after the drawings by the well-known engraver of town- and landscapes Jan de Beyer (plates nr. 4, 10, 12, 15, 45, 50, 61, 72, 52-3), followed in 1764-68 by a series of 12 scapes by Caspar Philips Jacobsz. (plates nr. 20, 22, 17-9, 21, 9, 23-4, 8, 73, 75), who also engraved the plates after J. de Vlaaming in 1768-69 (plates 27,14). The latest dated plate is from 1771 by C. Philips Jacobsz. (plate 25). 73 plates are undated, 59 of which are by the elusive H. Schoute who never dated his engravings and seldom signed them. Other artist who contributed to the Atlas are C. Bogerts (after H. (not N.) Keun; plate 4*), J. van der Schley after P.R. van Dijk (plate 69-70) and Coppier and Simon Fokke after six more drawings by Jan de Beyer who cooperated during more than six years. Shortly after 1778 the plates were re-issued in an oblong book with a map of Amsterdam and contents, but without text, under the title "Afbeeldingen van de wyd-vermaarde koopstad Amsterdam". Contemporary half calf with speckled marbled boards, 6 raised bands to the spine, a gilt-lettered title ticket. Cover condition: good: spine-ends worn; both vols. lack the second letterpiece; upper joint 2nd vol. starting. Inside condition: very good: seven plates browned (I. no. 42, 17, 7, 12 and 15; II. no. 46 and 50); a few plates w. minimal imperfections (spotting, minimal (marg.) stains etc.). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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