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24 lithographed Dutch city and harbour views

KOSTER, Everhardus.
Schetsboek. Nederlandsche stads- en havengezigten.
Amsterdam, F. Buffa & son; Delft, H. Koster; Leiden, P.H. van den Heuvel, 1858. Folio. With letterpress title-page, lithographed portrait of Koster and 24 tinted lithographed views of Dutch cities and harbours by Johannes Hilverdink after Everhardus Koster, printed by Steuerwald. Contemporary half calf.
€ 1,500
First and only edition of an album with twenty four beautifully drawn lithographed Dutch city and harbour views. Lithographed by Johannes Hilverdink (1813-1902) after sketches of Everhardus Koster (1817-1892). Both artists are best known for their marine paintings.
The work was commissioned by "Arti et Amicitae", the Amsterdam society of visual arts, to help Koster who just had lost one of his eyes, which could be the end of his artistic career. Fortunately, one year later, he was able to paint again.
The following cities are illustrated: Amsterdam (2x), Haarlem, Rotterdam, Leeuwarden, Dordrecht, Kampen, Amersfoort, Hoorn, Delft, The Hague, Woudrichem, Utrecht, Arnhem, Maassluis, Overschie, Zutphen, Delftshaven, 's Hertogenbosch, Scheveningen, Zaandam, Harlingen, Nijmegen and Ter Veere.
Foxed; binding repaired. Good copy.
Algemeene Aardrijkskundige Bibliographie Van Nederland I, p. 38; NCC (4 copies); WorldCat (7 copies); for Koster: Kramm pp. 906-908; Scheen, p. 287; Thieme & Becker XXI, p. 343; for Hilverdink: Scheen, p. 216.
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