Le guide d'Amsterdam, 1802, folding view

Le guide d'Amsterdam, 1802, with folding plan, folding view and 14 plates

Le guide d'Amsterdam, ou description de ce qu'il y a de plus intéressant. Nouvelle édition. Amsterdam, C. Cóvens, 1802. 8vo. XII, 307, [31] pp. With folding frontispiece view of Amsterdam, folding plan, and 14 full-page engraved plates with two views each; tailpieces built up from cast fleurons.

 

Contemporary boards covered with paste-paper, the spine with a title label and a crowned 'S' stamped in gold. Some soiling, two bifolia in first quire partly detached, spine sunned, a few chips, the folding view with a few stains and some reinforcements at the back, overall in very good condition. 

 

Lovely travel guide, complete with folding plan and 28 fine views, extra illustrated with a folding view of Amsterdam.

 

Divided into four parts it opens with a history of Amsterdam, followed by a description of the city's architectural landmarks, its economy, police, schools, hospitals, etc. It includes a description of Felix Libertate, a club established in 1795 to emancipate the Jews, who were, despite the Batavian Revolution of 1795, excluded from other clubs. Among the plates are views of the city hall, Lutheran Church, Portuguese Synagogue and Felix Meritis. It is a revised version of the 1793 edition.

 

From the library of Viennese architect Rudolf Feldscharek (1845-1919), with his bookplate on paste-down and stamp on front free endpaper.

 

HPB Database (6 copies); Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 123; Saakes 3, p. 347.

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