6046 - 6342 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Trimmed on/ just inside the platemark; sm. parts in upper corners reworked; a few brown spots.
= Hollstein 168, first state (of 2). Rare.
- Sl. browned; broad margins. = Hollstein 310, only state.
- Fine, early impression, trimmed to/ just outside the borderline. A few unobtrusive thin spots and some lightly foxed spots.
= Hollstein 332, only state.
- Dark impression, trimmed just within the borderline, w. a few (vague) brown specks and thin area; on paper w. letter part of unidentified watermark ("MB...").
= Hollstein 339, only state.
- Cut inside the upper borderline; repaired tear in upper part; stained; vague vertical folds. = Hollstein 4.
Kobell, F. (1740-1799). (Landscape). Etching, 11x17,5 cm., "1775" in the plate, under passepartout.
= Fine. With unidentified collector's stamp on verso (Lugt 2644).
AND 10 other miscell. 18th cent. prints, nearly all defective.
- Sm. closed tear on the shoulder. Dark, strong impression.
= F.M. 2635; Hollstein 131, 2nd and final state.
- Sl. yellowed.
= Hollstein 88.
AND 15 miscell. other prints, i.a. (by H. COLLAERT I?) "Dum letus celebrat Bacchi conuinia Nabal".
= Winterberg 49, 54 and 56; Nagler 21, 3rd state (of 4/ 3) or only state.
AND 7 others by the same printed on 3 sheets: Bachlandschaft mit einem Bildstock auf einer kleinen Anhöhe from Paysages (6 etchings) (Winterberg 4, 3rd final state); the title-etching Die große weiße Steinplatte and In der Villa Adriani bey Frascati (= at Tivoli) from the series Drite Folge von Gegenden und Bruchstücken. Alter Gebaeude (W. 144 and 146); 4 etchings from Nella Venuta in Roma di Madama Le Comte (...) (after LAVALLÉE-POUSSIN. W. 108-110 and 114).
- Washed, otherwise fine.
= Ingalls 377; F.M. 4126; Atlas van Stolk 4105; Sliggers/ Wertheim p.88.
- Two pieces of paper tape in upper corners of print on verso. = Ingalls 362.
Balenes. Engraving attrib. to J. MEURS, 10,3x15,8 cm., letterpress Dutch text on verso, from J. NIEUHOF, Gezandtschap der Neêrlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie (...) (±1665).
- Laid down on paper mount. = Ingalls 371.
- Browned. = Hollstein 1922.
AND an (earlier?) copy of the engraving w. title "Doemen 1567 screef - wast schade dat den leeu soo lang slapende bleef (...)" (19,7x31,6 cm. (Foxed; closed tear; sm. marginal defects). - AND 1 other.
- One plate w. closed tear in left margin, just touching the image.
= Very curious and rare (complete?) series, published by C. DANCKERTS (?). Although Herman SAFTLEEVEN is mentioned as the inventor on all prints, only 2 landscapes (no. 1 and 3) are copies after him, both in reverse: of Hollstein 35 (this copy mentioned) and 37 (this copy mentioned). No. 2, 4 and 5 are all copies/ adaptations in reverse after part of a series by VAN ALMELOVEEN. They are adaptations of 3 of the 4 landscapes, allegories of the Seasons, originally in lozenge form (Hollstein 13-15: Spring, Summer and Autumn. Hollstein only mentions copies in reverse by Wenzel Hollar). Perhaps a counterfeit series.
- A few plates trifle soiled / frayed.
= Nissen, ZBI, 4293 and 4294, calling for 35 plates to the complete collection of 33 parts / treatises, but unclear whether the present title-engraving is included in this number. This lot contains 1 stipple-engr. title-plate, 21 engr. plates w. mammals (incl. 2x orang-utan and 2x giraffe), 10 plates w. birds and 3 w. snakes. Arnout Vosmaer was in charge of the menagerie and the museum of William V, Prince of Orange. William actively imported animals from every continent for his museum at Voorburg; when the animals died, their remains became part of his natural history cabinet. Vosmaer published separate descriptions of many of these rare animals over a thirty-year period, from 1767 to his death in 1799.
AND 20 contemp. handcol. engr. plates w. insects by C.F.C. KLEEMANN, G.P. TRAUTNER and J.C. KELLER from J.E. VOET, Systematische naamlijst van dat geslacht der insekten, dat men torren noemt (The Hague, 1806).