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12 engraved views and costumes from North Holland

GREEVEN, Hendrik.
Tableaux des costumes, moeurs, coutumes et vues, de la Nord-Hollande, de Zaandam, Broek, Alkmaar, Assendelft et de l'Île de Marken.
Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, [ca. 1826]. Oblong 4to (22.5 x 29 cm). With an engraved map of North Holland by C.H. Koning on title-page and 11 engraved plates, mostly engraved by Willem van Senus after Hendrik Greeven, all protected by tissue guards. Contemporary boards; preserved in a modern cloth clamshell box. [2] ll. + 10 plates.
€ 1,750
Very rare work with 12 engraved plates displaying architecture and inhabitants of the Dutch province North Holland, engraved by Willem van Senus (ca. 1770-1851), all but one after designs by Hendrik Greeven (1787-1854). The work was published by Evert Maaskamp, who at the turn of the 19th century was the foremost publisher of luxurious Dutch view and costume books. The title-page and table of contents are both in French, but the engravings are all captioned in Dutch. One engraving shows the so-called "Czar Peter House" in Zaandam, where Peter the Great resided incognito in 1697 studying shipbuilding. Other plates show the village of Broek, some scenes at Zaandam, costumes of girls from Zaandam, Purmerend and Alkmaar, a family from Assendelft and two children at play. The last plate is in proof-state, still without a descriptive caption.
With a bookseller's ticket on paste-down. Some minor marginal thumbing and only a few small spots, otherwise in very good condition. Binding rubbed along the extremities, spine damaged. Landwehr, Coloured plates 288; M. Nijhoff, Catalogue of books, periodical sets and pamflets on general and local history of the Netherlands (1953), 2297; WorldCat (1 copy); not in Colas; Hiler.
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