Author: Ollefen, Lieve van Year: 1793 Edition: First edition Publisher: Amsterdam, H.A. Banse Category: Topography Subcategory: Topography Price: € 1,200.-
Vol. 1: 'T Eiland van Dordrecht, de Hoeksche waard, de Zwijndrechtsche waard, de Riederwaard, en 't Land van IJsselmonde.
8vo, x, 2, 16, 12, 4, 4, 8, 16, 12, 16, 13, 16, 8, 8, 16, 16, 8, 4, 15, 1, 16, 8, 8, 8, 16, 16, 8, 16, 16, 16, 4, 16, 8,16, 8. With engraved folding map, hand coloured in outline, 29 engravings. Contemporary paper covered boards. Lacking the engraved title page, binding quite worn. Vol. 1 only (of 8).
Topographical description in Dutch language ofthe island of Dordrecht, Beijerland and Ijsselmonde (Province of South Holland). The cities and villages are depicted in an oval-shaped, engraved vignette (by Anna Catharina Brouwer) with a few rhymed lines underneath, whereas their situation, origin of name, main buildings, commerce, inns, government, a few historical facts, etc., are described in usually four, eight or sixteen pages. Good copy of this attractiveand rare book with very clean plates and the paper in sound and crisp condition, however, without the engraved title page.
The sequence of the illustrations of the towns and villages in this volume is as follows:
These volumes are very rare because most of them have been ripped for their attractive, oval shaped copper engravings and only very few copies survived this bad practice.
Originally it was the intention to cover the whole of the Republic of the United Netherlands, however the last part (vol. 8) was published in 1801 and then only Holland (the combined provinces of North- and South Holland) for the greater part had been covered by this work. Tiele 818.