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KRUIKIUS, NICOLAAS & JACOB - `t Hooge Heemraadschap Van Delfland

Delft, Hoogheemraadschap Van Delfland. 1712, First Edition. Half-Leather, Atlas Folio - over 23" - 25" tall. Ill.: Kruikius. Book, Wall map in 27 large sheets, each 51,5 x 59 Cm. Scale 1: 10.000(!) With the title in a long panel to be intended to run across the top, with the "Delfland" coat of arms, supported by two allegorical figures, 9 large coats of arms of the officials, and a elaborately engaved, large, compass rose, and at the bottom a very nice, large etched, pastoral scene, after Arnold Houbraken , engraved by P.Sluyter. A most sumptuous publication. As well as a loosely inserted single sheet overview map, dated 1712. Fockema Andrea & Koeman wrote in Old maps and their makers(1975) "the most beautifull map of Delfland, the Kruikius map is stunning". According to M.Donkersloot de Vrij ( Topographical maps in the Netherlands before 1750, 1981) " the total price of this map, that took so many years to conceive, was 20,000 guilders(!!) and was sold for 12 guilders, then.... A very good impression, very fresh, uncut copy. See Donksloot de Vrij pp. 159 # 806 for an extensive description. Very Good/No Jacket.
EUR 5800.00 [Appr.: US$ 5894.84 | £UK 4903.25 | JPą 796969] Book number 468


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