HISTOIRE DU VIEUX ET DU NOUVEAU TESTAMENT, Enrichie de Plus de Quatre Cens Figures en Taille-Douce, &C. Avec Privilège de Nos Seigneurs Les États de Hollande et de West-Frise. MORTIER BIBLE.

HISTOIRE DU VIEUX ET DU NOUVEAU TESTAMENT, Enrichie de Plus de Quatre Cens Figures en Taille-Douce, &C. Avec Privilège de Nos Seigneurs Les États de Hollande et de West-Frise

Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1700. First Edition. Hardcover. Two folio (10-1/2" x 16-1/4") volumes in full gilt-decorated red morocco leather, rebacked with original spines, all edges gilt. Illustrated with 2 frontispieces, 428 images on 214 plates, 5 double-page maps including one featuring California as an island, and several engravings in the text. Illustrations etched under the direction of the Dutch painter David Van der Plaes (1647-1704) after the best artists of the time including Elliger, Goeree, Hoet, Bernard Picard, Tiedeman, and Luychen. Small bookplate of Robert Hood on front pastedown of each volume; first gathering of first volume detached; some plates in second volume browned with very small hole to some pages, but generally the text and plates are very clean. Front cover of second volume neatly detached along with first gathering; some fraying and chipping to spine ends; light wear. Generally Very Good. Item #020458

Price: $1,500.00

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