L’Ile de Delfes.
Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 29,7 x 20,8 cm. Image size: 28,7 x 19,7 cm.
From Jan Jansz. Struys’ ‘Les Voyages de Jean Struys […]’, published in 1681. This is a French ed. of ‘Drie Aanmerkelyke en seer Rampspoedige Reysen […]’, Amsterdam: Jan van Meurs / J. van Someren, 1676. The signed engravings of the book are all signed by J. Kip, although a C. Decker is also credited to have worked on the engravings. Ref: Tiele 1061; Howgego S185; Graesse VI, p. 513.
Made by Johannes Kip after Jan Janszoon Struys. Johannes Kip (Amsterdam, 1653 – 1722, London) was a Dutch draughtsman, engraver and art dealer, active in England. He was a pupil of Bastiaan Stopendaal (1636–1707). His earliest dated engravings are of 1672, and he supplied numerous plates for books published from that date onwards. The work for which Kip is best remembered are the topographical engravings of country mansions, which were published in 1708 as Britannia Illustrata. This book is among the most important English topographical publications of the 18th century. Jan Janszoon Struys (1630-1694) was a Dutch explorer and navigator. He made three long voyages to Africa, Southeast Asia and Japan, on which he published his ‘Drie Aanmerkelyke Reizen’ (1675).
Condition: Good, given age. Original vertical folds, as issued. Paper separation at folds, closed and backed by similar paper. Light soiling. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: DELOS-GREECE-ISLAND-VENETIAN FLEET-RARE