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Verhandeling over de afdamming van het IJ. [following page:] Verhandeling ter beantwoording der vrage: over een ontwerp, om het IJ bij Pampus, door een' dijk van sluizen voorzien, af te dammen.Haarlem, widow of Adriaan Loosjes, 1824. 8vo. With 6 folding lithographed plates (including 4 maps, one partly coloured by hand), 1 folding lithographed table and 1 folding letterpress table. Near contemporary half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.
- Bierens de Haan 1733; Kemper 1503. First and only edition of a work on the damming of the IJ, an inlet in the Dutch province North-Holland by the Dutch "Inspector General of Water Management" Adrianus Franciscus Goudriaan (1768-1829) and the Dutch engineer Dirk Mentz (1785-1847). Goudriaan and Mentz suggest a new dike with sluices to be placed where the inlet meets the Markermeer, also mentioning the estimated costs of the dike. The plates depict the placement and some profiles of the dikes and sluices. With several library and deaccession stamps. Browned with some occasional minor foxing and with a tear slightly affecting one profile in one of the folding plates. Binding slightly worn along the extremities, small piece of the top of the spine detached, but preserved inside the book. Overall in good condition.
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