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P. van der Aa - Les delices de Leide - 1712

Pieter van der Aa
Les delices de Leide, une des célébres villes de l'Europe. Qui contiennent une description exacte de son antiquité, de ses divers aggrandissements, de son academie, de ses manufactures, de ses curiosités, & généralement de tout qui ce qu'il y a de plus digne à voir…
Leiden, Pierre van der Aa, 1712
(10)+224+(52) pp; 29 plates (folding) & “Catalogue des livres, des cartes géographiques, des villes tant en plan qu'en profil, & d'autres estampes ou tailles douces qui se trouvent à Leide” (42 pp).

Newer binding with use of old material for boards (15.5 × 9.5 cm, worn), ex-library labels (Hookham's Circulating Library), frontispiece loose, title page with minor defect at the top right corner, frayed and soiled plate edges (some tears in folds, reinforced with tape); plate ‘Ontzet’ with tears in folds and stains on verso; 1 plate not folding (stuck); scattered foxing and brown discolouration

Copper engravings: map with profile of the city (28.5 × 35.5 cm), Leidens Ontzet (27 × 17 cm), most important buildings (castle, Pieterkerk, Hooglandsekerk, clothmakers' hall, etc.) and Anatomisch Theater, Hortus Botanicus, university library, etc. Missing plates: ‘La Peste pendant la Siege de Leide, L'Academie & La Maison de Ville’

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject History, Topography
Author/ Illustrator P. van der Aa
Book Title Les delices de Leide
Condition Fair
Publication year oldest item 1712
Edition 1st Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Number of pages 286
Dimensions 15×10 cm
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