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Property of a Gentleman

Le Hay and de Ferriol | Recueil de cent estampes, 1714, folio, mottled calf

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Property of a Gentleman

Jacques Le Hay and Charles de Ferriol

Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant. Paris: Basan, 1714

Second edition, folio (515 x 335mm.), engraved throughout, comprising: title (with preface on verso), text (pp. I-XIV), leaf of music, 102 plates (numbered 1-100, plus 2 unnumbered plates), 3 double-page, with later fine hand-colouring, many heightened with gold, antique-style mottled calf gilt by Aquarius, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco lettering piece, some staining, mostly marginal, a few short marginal tears

A HAND-COLOURED COPY OF THIS FAMOUS SERIES OF COSTUME PLATES after the paintings of Jean-Baptiste Van Mour, depicting about 60 plates of Turkish subjects, and others of Greeks, Albanians, Armenians, Bulgarians, Persians, Hungarians, Indians, Arabs and Moors. The three double-page plates depict a Turkish wedding, a Turkish funeral, and whirling dervishes.

This edition contains both the Recueil and the Explication, and an additional leaf 'Anecdotes de l'Ambassade de M. de Ferriol' (pp. I-II). The title to this edition usually bears the name of L. Cars together with that of Basan, but the present copy, and that from the Atabey collection (sale in our rooms, The Ottoman World, II, 29 May 2002, lot 694) have the name of Basan alone.


Atabey 430; Cohen-De Ricci 392; cf. Blackmer 591