Sale: 359 / Rare Books including Marine Art, Nov. 16./17. 2009 in Hamburg Lot 47

 
Olfert Dapper - Beschreibung von Asia. 1681.


 
47
Olfert Dapper
Beschreibung von Asia. 1681.
Estimate:
€ 3,500 / $ 4,095
Sold:
€ 3,600 / $ 4.212

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Dapper, O., Umbständliche und eigentliche Beschreibung von Asia: In sich haltend die Landschafften Mesopotamien, Babylonien, Assyrien, Anatolien ... Nebenst einer vollkommnen Vorstellung ... Arabiens ... With engr. frontispiece, 3 double page copper maps, 21 copper plates (of which 14 double page) as well as 8 half page coppers in the text. Nuremberg, Chr. S. Froberg for Joh. Hoffmann 1681. Contemp. vellum with blue edges. Folio. 4 ll., 556 pp., 7 ll. - Bound in: Idem, Asia, oder: Ausführliche Beschreibung des Reichs des Grossen Mogols und eines grossen Theils von Indien ... Nebenst einer vollkommenen Vorstellung des Königreichs Persien, wie auch Georgien, Mengrelien, Cirkassien und anderer benachbarten Länder ... 2 parts. With engr. frontispiece, 4 double page copper maps, 38 copper plates (of which 12 double page) as well as 10 half page coppers in the text. Ibidem. 1681. 4 ll., 300 pp., 2 ll.; 1 l., 170 pp., 3 ll.
Blackmer Coll. 450 and 451. - Tiele 299 and 300. - Griep/Luber 320 (part II). - Cf. Lipperheide Lc 4 and La 5 (Dutch edition). - First German edition, translated by Joh. Chr. Beer. - Complete and well-preserved copies of Dapper's geographic main works. "He was a Dutch physician and scholar devoted to geographical and historical studies. His works are of especial importance because of the fine plates, which include maps, plans, beautiful views and costumes" (Blackmer). - The coppers, rich in detail, show views of Aden, Bagdad, Ephesus, Isfahan, Khom, Mokka, Smyrna, Vishnapur et al, also with plants and animals, costumes, cult objects, godheads. - Slightly browned in places, title of I with small old armorial stamp as well as an erased stamp on verso.
First German editions of Dapper's major geographical works (2 in 1 vol.). I: With engr. frontispiece, 3 double-page engr. maps, 21 copperplates (14 double-page) and 8 half-page text engravings. - II: Engr. frontispiece, 4 double-page engr. maps, 38 copperplates (11 double-page) and 10 half-page text engravings. Contemp. vellum. - Minor browning in places, title of I with small heraldic stamp on recto and erased stamp on verso. Fine and complete copy.

47
Olfert Dapper
Beschreibung von Asia. 1681.
Estimate:
€ 3,500 / $ 4,095
Sold:
€ 3,600 / $ 4.212

(incl. 20% surcharge)