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Le Guide ou nouvelle Description D'Amsterdam
1720. AMSTERDAM. Le Guide ou nouvelle Description D'Amsterdam, enseignant aux voyageurs, et aux nogocians Sa Splendeur, son Commerce, & la Description de ses Edifices, Rues, Ports, Canaux, Ponts, Ecluses, &c. &c... BOUND WITH: Tarif General des Provinces Unies Pour les Droits d'Entre'e & de Sorite... [6], 216 ie 198; 123, [3] pp. Illustrated with 20 fold-out engraved plates, plus 4 double-sided fold-out plates of flags. Small 8vo., 153 x 95 mm, bound in contemporary Dutch speckled calf, raised bands, spine compartments elaborately gilt, very early paper label on front cover with "Amsterdam" written in manuscript. Amsterdam: Paule de la Feuille, 1720.Enlarged Third and Best Edition. An illustrated guide to early eighteenth-century Amsterdam published during the waning years of its Golden Age. Illustrated are the important buildings including the town hall, the buildings of the Dutch East India Company, the Portuguese Synagogue and several churches plus the four city gates and four doubled-sided plates illustrating European flags taken from Fokkens's L'Art de Blason. The text provides lists of street and canal names, descriptions of the buildings and gardens plus practical matters such as weights and measures, time and traveling distances etc. Bound at the end is a manual on the tariff rates for goods imported and exported in the seven Dutch provinces. The first edition of this guide was published by Daniel de la Faille in 1701, followed by a second edition in 1709 and subsequent editions throughout the eighteenth century. Aside from some rubbing to the joints and spine, this remains a very attractive copy.Nijhoff/Van Hattum 117. Kress S.2892.
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