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70 2745 Amsterdam and surroundings Commelin C
70/2745 [Amsterdam and surroundings]. Commelin, C. Beschryvinge van Amsterdam, (...) Haar Vergrooting, Rykdom, en Wyze van Regeeringe, tot den Jare 1691. Amst., A. van Damme, J. Ratelband etc., 1726, 2nd ed., 2 vols., (20),600; (2),601-1223,(41)p., engr. frontisp., 2 ident. woodcut coats of arms on title, 52 (fold.) (double-p.) engr. maps, plans, views and plates, 79 (often half-p.) ills., woodcut textills., tables, contemp. unif. calf, folio.

- Two plates loose; vol. 1 waterst. at the beginning; both vols. bookplate on upper pastedown. Both vols. portions of backstrip lacking; corners bumped.

= Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 68. The second edition (first 1693-94) of the best 17th cent. description of Amsterdam, based on the works by the predecessors Dapper and Van Domselaar and on materials furnished by the author's father Isaac Commelin. The author (1636-1693) had free access to the archives of the city and therefore his work contains much more reliable sources and official documents than the works by Dapper and Van Domselaar.

€ (700-900) 900