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Unique 1724 auction catalogue of Dutch fabrics

[DREESING, Harmanus].
[Drop-title:] Notitie van een groote party curieuse kanten, stokgronden en spiegeltralies...
Amsterdam, Marten Smets, [1724]. 4to (16.5 x 21 cm). Formerly sewn through 3 holes but never bound. [8] pp.
€ 2,500
Only copy located of the first and only edition of an auction catalogue that lists a variety of valuable textiles offered for sale on 15 December 1724 at the premises of Harmanus Dreesing in Amsterdams Kalverstraat. The kinds of textiles offered at the sale include lace, damask cloth and embroidered materials. These fabrics had belonged to Adriana Smits, widow of East India Company employee Jan Callenberg (d. 1715) who had travelled to Indonesia at least once. We have traced no other copy of present catalogue.
Wholly untrimmed and with the bolts at the head unopened, so that it survives as a whole untrimmed sheet of Foolscap paper measuring 32.5 x 41 cm (watermark, from the mould side: HW = Amsterdam arms on a platform, main watermark similar to Heawood 401 (1723 or later) and Voorn, Noord-Holland 67 (1722) but with different initials. Minor paper toning, otherwise in very good condition. Not in NCC; STCN; WorldCat.
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