A Picturesque Tour Through Holland, Brabant and France: 1796 London, RARE Illustrated Book.
RARE ENLARGED SECOND EDITION (1790 first edition was in octavo and with fewer illustrations) with 45 fine illustrations by Samuel Ireland and Cornelis Apostool. Published by T. & I. Egerton, 1796 in London. English Text.
A beautiful illustrated travel book about The Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France. The plates were engraved by Cornelis Apostool of Amsterdam (First Director of the Rijksmuseum). With fine views of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Leiden, Antwerp (BE), Paris (FR), Brussels (BE), Haarlem, Breda, The Hague, Delft, Dordrecht, Gorinchem, Bergen op Zoom, Rijswijk, Scheveningen, Vianen, Amiens (FR), Dover (UK) Valenciennes (FR) and several views of Paris (FR) during the French Revolution.
Title: A picturesque Tour through Holland, Brabant and part of France: made in the autumn of 1789, illustrated with copper plates in aqua tinta from drawings made on the spot by Samuel Ireland.
Illustrator: Samuel Ireland (1744–1800) was a English author and engraver, who turned to dealing in prints and drawings while practising as a self-taught artist and engraver, exhibited at the Royal Academy 1784 and contributed to the Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth 1794.
Illustrator: Cornelis Apostool (1762–1844) was a Dutch artist, diplomat, and museum director. From 1784 to 1786, he was a pupil of landscape painter Hendrik Meijer at the art academy back in Amsterdam. In 1786, Meijer and Apostool went to England, where Apostool stayed and lived to work as an engraver of aquatints. In 1808, Apostool was appointed director of the Royal Museum in Amsterdam.
Description: Large 4to, 2 parts in 1 volume, 20 + 217 + 4 + 211 pages. COMPLETE book, illustrated with 2 title pages vignettes in aquatint + 2 etchings + 1 engraving + 45 aquatints. Nice copy on strong, large and thick paper. Second edition of this book, with several illustrations added. Pages and plates are clean, occasional light spotting and browning mainly in the margins and do not affect the illustrations. Large 18th century green hardcover binding, with edges and corners with light wear and scratches, book title and author on the spine. Overall very good condition.
Size: Height 32.6 x Width 23.8 cm (12.8 x 9.4 inches).
References: Cox I, p. 159; Abbey (Travel) 184-185; Jacobsen Jensen 205; Lipperheide Gb 35; Cf. Bodel Nijenhuis 161; Brunet III 457; Graesse III 428l; Landwehr Col. plates 322.
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Samuel Ireland (1744–1800) was a English author and engraver. He made sufficient progress to obtain a medal from the Society of Arts in 1760. In 1784 he appears as an exhibitor for the first and apparently only time at the Royal Academy, sending a view of Oxford. Between 1780 and 1785 he etched many plates after John Hamilton Mortimer and Hogarth. In 1790 Ireland published A Picturesque Tour through Holland, Brabant, and part of France made in the Autumn of 1789, London (2 vols. Roy. 8vo and in large-paper 4to). It was dedicated to Francis Grose and contained etchings on copper in aquatint from drawings made by the author "on the spot."
Cornelis Apostool (1762–1844) was a Dutch artist, diplomat, and museum director. Apostool studied foreign languages with a French teacher in Delft. He then did an apprenticeship with a salesman in silver and gold in Rotterdam. From 1784 to 1786, he was a pupil of landscape painter Hendrik Meijer at the art academy back in Amsterdam. In 1786, Meijer and Apostool went to England, where Apostool stayed and lived to work as an engraver of aquatints. In 1808, Apostool was appointed director of the Royal Museum in Amsterdam, which office he held until his death.
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Geschichte, Illustriert, Literatur, Reisen
- Autor/ Illustrator
- Samuel Ireland and Cornelis Apostool
- A Picturesque Tour Through Holland, Brabant and France. Rare Illustrated Book
- Sehr gut
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- Bebilderte Ausgabe
- Englisch, Niederländisch
- T. & I. Egerton
- Gebundene Ausgabe
- Limitierte Auflage
- Anzahl der Seiten
- 32.6×23.8 cm