For the maritime or locally interested Library Eye
something very beautiful to look at
Rotterdam in Its whole Grandeur
and richest Bonanza for a Terrific Office-Wall-Design
Rotterdam – Hooghe, Roman de (Amsterdam or ’s-Gravenhage 1645 – Haarlem 1708). Caart van de Stad Rotterdam en gezigt langs de Maas, benevens de Afbeldingen van de voornaamste publique Gebowen. Map engraving printed from 47 plates with
bird’s-eye view ( 3 ft 9¼ × 4 ft 1¼ in [115 × 125 cm] ) ,
(detail of panoramic view)
panoramic view ( 9½ × 6 ft 2⅝ in [24 × 189.5 cm] )
and headpiece richly decorated with the coat of arms of the town and the most respective citizens, lions, puttos, and utensils (9⅞-10⅜ × 6 ft 2⅜ in [25-26.5 × 189 cm]),
12 detail-views ( 7⅛ × 9½ in [18 × 24 cm] each )
and the coat of arms of the 20 councillors ( 4½ × 3½ in [11.5 × 9 cm] each ) .
No place, Johannes de Vou, 1694. Composed c. 5 ft 5⅛ × 6 ft 2⅝ in (165.5 × 189.5 cm). FACSIMILE in the ORIGINAL size in copper rotogravure. Rotterdam (1960). Folio. 2 ll. title. With 3 (2 mounted) repeatedly folded composed plates, 12 half-page and 20 smaller mounted plates. Orig. imitation leather with back-plate, gilt front cover with coat of arms and borders.
Coat of Arms of Rotterdam (detail)
The splendid map with richest scenes
both in the bird’s-eye view as in particular, too, in the panoramic view
with almost all popular types of ships ,
among which twodekkers , yachts , flutes and tjalks and a raft .
Of special attraction in the bird’s-eye view
the numerous caulkers on the canals and
the great number of new constructions in the shipyards
and for fitting out on the quayage .
In the broad base of the cartouche the instructive legend, Neptune with fishing-net, Athene with Hermes’ stick and fruit, a fishwife with shield and a snail-shell as helmet, Pan and two negroes clearing out a large horn of plenty.
The detail views – with rich scenery throughout – showing City Hall – Laurence, French + Prince Church – Stock Exchange – The Market – The Fish Market – De Doelen – Schielandt Manor – Admirality – New + Old Court .
2 titles in red-brown. – Original mounting on Van Gelder Zonen laid paper. – Maritime exlibris Jacob Schreuder. – Two binding-conditioned little fold tears in the bird’s-eye view and a tiny marginal tear in the mounting paper, all backed acid-freely, otherwise absolutely fresh. And thus
gorgeously suited for a roomfilling-uniform ,
facsimile-highquality , though economic-riskless wall design .
Quite independent of this by the way for the maritime or locally interested eye something very beautiful to look at. In adequate binding.
Offer no. 14,090 / EUR 197. (c. US$ 228.) + shipping
– – – The same, but isolated minor scratches on the boards, only a longer one in the lower half of the front board a little less unobtrusive, the cover of the back had been cracked below from otherwise practically imperceptible pushing. Two binding-conditioned little fold tears in the bird’s-eye view backed acid-freely, otherwise absolutely fresh as above.
Offer no. 28,851 / EUR 175. (c. US$ 202.) + shipping
„ I have seen your excellent promo for this item (referring the Diego Ribeiro map) and I may be interested in acquiring it for a very important gift … “
(Mr. M. A. B., December 5, 2008)