Allegorical title engraving [After LACROIX, Halma ed., 1705]



Algemeene Wereldtbeschryving (…) – (General descriptionof the world…) Title engraving / frontispiece to the described work. Allegorical depiction of an angel and muses studying a globe and making notes on countries, At bottom left a Lion holding 7 arrows symbolizing the 7 United Provinces.

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Algemeene Wereldtbeschryving (…)

Etching and engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 17 x 22 cm. Image size: 14,3 x 19,8 cm.

This plate originates from: ‘Algemeene Wereldt-Beschryving …’ by A.P de Lacroix, translated and enlarged by S. de Vries, published in 3 volumes by Francois Halma, Amsterdam, 1705. After the original French ed. first published in 1690: ‘Nouvelle Methode pour apprendre facilement la Geographie universelle…’, which was then translated into German and improved by Hieronymus Dicelius / Ditzel before de Vries prepared the Dutch ed. This work is scarse. Ref: Tiele 625; Sabin 3805.

Made by an anonymous engraver after A. Pherotee de Lacroix. A. Pherotee de Lacroix was a geographer for the King of France. Author: Simon de Vries (Dutch 1524-1708): Poet, writer and translator, publisher, active in Utrecht. Publisher: Francois Halma (1653-1722), Dutch.

Condition: Good, given age. Light soiling, mostly in margins. Light creasing. Small tear in bottom paper edge. Bottom backed. Left paper edge uneven from binding. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 17 × 17 × 1 cm

Black and White


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