Sale: 359 / Rare Books including Marine Art, Nov. 16./17. 2009 in Hamburg Lot 487

 
Olfert Dapper - Beschryving van Asie: Mesopotamie, Babylonie, Assyrie ... Arabie. 1680.


 
487
Olfert Dapper
Beschryving van Asie: Mesopotamie, Babylonie, Assyrie ... Arabie. 1680.
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,925
Sold:
€ 2,040 / $ 2.386

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Dapper, O., Naukeurige beschryving van Asie: behelsende de gewesten van Mesopotamie, Babylonie, Assyrie, Anatolie ... Arabie. 2 parts in 1 vol. With engr. frontispiece, 3 double page copper maps, 13 copper plates (3 folding, 10 double page) and 22/23 coppers n the text. Amsterdam, J. van Meurs 1680. Contemp. calf. Folio. 3 ll., 355 pp., 1 l.; 324 pp., 2 ll.
Tiele 300. - Nederl. Scheepvaart Mus. I, 257. - Griep/Luber 319. - Lipperheide Lc 4. - First edition of Dapper's geographical main work. Comprises geographical descriptions of Western Asia with Anatolia, Iran, Iraq and the Arabian peninsula. - The nice coppers with views of Babel and Tower, Baghdad, Ninive, Smyrna, Mount Sinai, Mocha, also plants, folk scenes etc. - Mainly at beginning and towards end slightly waterstained, plates partly with narrow margins, about 3 views or maps with slight browning, 2 views with skillfully restored margins, one flying endpaper renewed. Edges, joints and spine ends skillfully restored in places. Clean and well-preserved copy of the travel book with coppers in clear impressions.
First edition of the important work of Dapper about Anatolia, Persia and Arabia. With engr. frontisp., 3 doublepage engr. maps, 13 (10 doublepage, 10 folding) engr. plates and 22/23 text engravings. Restored contemp. calf. - Mainly at beginning and towards end slightly waterstained, plates partly with narrow margins, about 3 views or maps with slight browning, 2 views with skillfully restored margins, one flying endpaper renewed. Clean and well-preserved copy.

487
Olfert Dapper
Beschryving van Asie: Mesopotamie, Babylonie, Assyrie ... Arabie. 1680.
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,925
Sold:
€ 2,040 / $ 2.386

(incl. 20% surcharge)