Lot 471:
4 000 4 500

Reizen over Moskovië door Persië en Indië: verrykt met driehondert kunstplaten. Wetstein et al., Amsteldam, 1714.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH COPY OF LE BRUN’S ACCOUNT OF HIS TRANS- ASIA EXPEDITION, NOTEWORTHY ESPECIALLY FOR THE SUPERB ENGRAVED PLATES, TWO LARGE PANORAMAS, MANY DOUBLE PAGE AND A NUMBER FOLDING. Provenance: Tony van Renterghem (ex-libris to upper cover). Folio (35 x 22 cm). Title, [6], 472, [12] pp. index and instructions to binder, with engraved allegorical title after B. Picart, engraved portrait plate, 11 folding, 55 double-page and 40 full-page engraved plates with 260 numbered subjects and 36 engravings in text; neat marginal repair to portrait. Early 20th-century half morocco over marbled boards, at spine ruled and lettered in gilt; a bit rubbed, upper spine slightly chipped.
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