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Two rare print series depicting beggars and tramps

CALLOT, Jacques.
Capitayn van de bende.
[Amsterdam], Claes Jansz. Visscher, [ca. 1645]. A series of 24 numbered engraved plates by Claes Jansz. Visscher after Jacques Callot (some copied in mirror image), the first with the title on a banner carried by the beggar in plate 1.
With: (2) QUAST, Pieter Jansz. T is al verwart-gaeren.
[Amsterdam], Claes Jansz. Visscher, 1652. With 24 (of 26) numbered engraved plates, the first with the title at the foot. 2 works in 1 volume. Small folio (26.5 x 19.5 cm). 18th-century paste paper over boards. 24; 1-2, 5-26 (of 26) engr. ll.
€ 9,500
Ad 1: Only copy located, with the plates in their first state, of a print series depicting beggars and tramps published by Claes Jansz. Visscher after the original ca. 1625 print series by Jacques Callot, Capitano de Baroni. Hollstein notes that the stock list of Claes Jansz. Visscher's son Claes Claesz. Visscher II includes this title, but no copy could be located. The plates apparently descended to Carel Allard (active 1673-1707) for he published it with the plates in a second state, bearing his own name (known only from a copy at Yale University Library).
Ad 2: A rare print series of tramps, cripples and beggars, originally engraved by Hondius after designs by the Dutch painter Pieter Jansz, Quast (ca. 1605-1647), first published in 1638 and still bearing that date at the end. The plates are here in their second state, reworked and published by Claes Jansz. Visscher and dated 1652 on the title-plate.
Small spot on the title-page of the first work, a few faint stains in the margins, plates also numbered by hand, and lacking plates 3 and 4 of the second work. Very good copies. Ad 1: Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) XXXVIII, p. 247 ("not traced"); cf. Meaume, Ouvrages De Jacques Callot (1852), 0685-0709 (original series); WorldCat (1 copy of Allard issue); ad 2: Wurzbach II, p. 369; cf. Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) XVII, p. 243, 7-33 (first state); Muller, Historieplaten 2046; not in WorldCat.
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