Cornelius de Bruyn Pictor.
Sold by C. Dicey & Co, in Aldermary Church Yard. [n.d., c.1740
Engraving with large margins, 154. Plate 274 x 179mm. 10¾ x 7". Tear in margin.
Cornelis de Bruijn (1652-c.1727) was a Dutch artist and traveller in the Levant and Russia. Following two large tours he published illustrated books of his observations of the people, buildings, plants and animals. The output of publisher, Cluer Dicey (c.1713 - 1775) consisted mostly of re-issued plates, in this case a Dutch plate from about 1690. He is most famous as the last publisher of John Speed's county maps in 1770, over one-and-a-half centuries after their first issue!
See ref 17356 for a proof impression.
[Ref: 35803] £130.00