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Extremely rare maritime print series
together with equally rare booklet on rigging

[MAASKAMP, Evert].
Hollandsche zee-schepen.
With: (2) Beknopte beschrijving der takelaadje van een driemast koopvaardijschip.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, [ca. 1810]. 8vo (19.5 x 16 cm). With 6 aquatint plates to ad 1 and an engraved plate to ad 2. 20th-century brown roan.
€ 3,500
Extremely rare series of Dutch sea ship prints, containing 6 aquatints and a letterpress title-page defining the different ships, published and engraved by the Amsterdam-based publisher Evert Maaskamp (1769-1834). The aquatints show two cutters, two frigates, a yacht and a "smak", all depicted at sea. The plates are accompanied by an equally rare, small booklet on the rigging of a Dutch three-master merchant ship, also published by Maaskamp. It briefly discusses the masts, sails and cordage of the ship, all illustrated on an engraved plate.
With bookplate on paste-down. Each leaf and each plate is mounted on a stub. Slightly browned and slightly foxed, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding only slightly rubbed along the extremities.
Ad 1: Maritiem Digitaal (1 copy); NCC (no location); not in De Groot & Vorstman; Cat. NHSM; WorldCat; ad 2: Maritiem Digitaal (1 copy); not in Bruzelius; NCC; WorldCat.
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Maritime history  >  Drawings, Prints & Watercolours | Ships & Shipbuilding