Gezicht van het Buyten HofOpgedragen aan den Wel Edele Gestrenge Heer Mr. Carel De La Bassecourt, Regerent Scheepen van'S Gravenhage. 1758
Rare copper engraving, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Repaired right corner. Few tears.
A view of Buytenhof in the Hague, with parallel text in French From a series of around thirty views of the Hague and nearby towns by Hendrik Florisz Scheurleer Fz [junior] (c.1724-1768). Scheurleer had connections with England, occasionally printing for British publishers and in 1754 bringing out an English guide to the Netherlands. He is also remembered for instigating the first circulating library in the Netherlands (in 1750).
Uta Janssens-Knorsch, 'Commerce or culture? The fate of the first circulating library in the Netherlands'.
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