Auction 458 / Lot n° 17

RENNEVILLE René Augustin Constantin de (1650-1723) - Recueil des voyages qui ont servi à l'établissement et aux progrez de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales. Rouen: Pierre Le Boucher, 1725. [INSIEME A:] SCHOUTEN, Wouter (1638-1704). Voyage aux Indes Orientales. Rouen: Pierre Le Boucher, 1725. An important collection of accounts of the first travels of the Eastern India Company. Richly illustrated with 62 engraved plates, mostly folding, depicting views and local habits of the states visited. 12 volumes, 12mo (160 x 90mm). First work: 10 volumes, engraved frontispieces in each vol. (except vols IV and VII and vol. X which doesn't call for one), 53 (of 56?) engraved plates, mostly folding and some very large), titles in red and black, with final blanks, woodcut initials and headpieces (some browning and spotting, few small tears and stains). Contemporary calf, spines decorated in gilt, red speckled edges (some small chips and light rubbing). The only vol. which doesn't correspond to the SBN collation is vol. VIII which end with S8, T2 instead of S10 (in SBN the vols. are printed by Pierre Cailloue). Second work: 2 volumes in uniform bindings. Addition engraved title in vol. II, 9 engraved plates and a portrait of the author, titles in red and black (lacking addition engraved title in vol. I and B4 at end of vol. II). Due to the complexity in collation and to the different composition of copies found on the market the lot is sold not subject to return. (12)

Auction: 24 September 2019 at 15:30

Estimate 500 - 800€

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