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Title: Theatrum machinarum universale; of groot algemeen moolen-boek, behelzende de beschryving en afbeeldingen van allerhande soorten van moolens, der zelver opstallen en gronden; ... staande zo buiten de stad Amsterdam, als in de omliggende plaatsen; nevens eene nauwkeurige verbeelding ... van de Amsterdamsche Modder-Moolens; ...en meer andere zeer fraaie werken ten nutte der Bouw- en teken-konst; ...
Description: Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk, Konst- en kaartverkoper, in de Kalverstraat by de Gapersteeg, in N. Visschers Atlas, 1761. Large in folio. (55 x 34 cm). W. printed title in red and black, engr. vignet on title ('J. Wandelaar inv. et fec. 1733'; "Omnia Tempore Nota"), engr. front. (Invention of the saw mill and engr. laudatory poem for C.C. van Uytgeest) by Schenk after A. v.d. laan, 56 (on 55) engr. double page pls. (1 plate large folding illustrating nrs. 37 and 38), 6 double page 'Tabula' pls. followed by 2 double page pls. Total of 64 (on 63) magnificent engravings by Jan Schenk. Contemp. half roan, spine, edges and corners rubbed. (Large paper.). (X (incl. half title, front. and pr. title), 18 (explanatory text pls. 1 - 56), 4 (expl. text for the 6 'Tabula'), II (Survey pls.; verso blank) pp.). (Title w. some foxed spots.). BdH 5482: A second edition of this wonderful classic, similar in quality of paper and printing, to the book by Van Natrus mentioned earlier in this selection of books on mills. The engravings in this publication by Jan Schenk. (Waller p. 287; Thieme B. XXX, 28; Nagler XVII, 157). Of particular interest are the engraved frontispiece combined with a laudatory poem on the invention of the saw-mill by Cornelis Corneliszoon Uytgeest. The 4 lines of poetry in the illustration itself by H.I. Soet, the other 24 lines unsigned. Of the 6 plus 2 'Tabula' at the end of the book, 3 engravings depict the workings of a so called 'blue paper' mill.

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Price: EUR 2850.00 = appr. US$ 3097.51 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 185