4°, 91 copper engravings by Paulus van Liender after drawing. by Jan de Beijer. Splendid binding in red morocco with acanthus roll border, inner roll border of floral bells, elaborate centre device of floral swags., all edges gilt, decorative endpapers, with floral motifs.
A Fine Dutch Town Book In A Splendid Binding
Jan de Beijer (1703 – c. 1780), Dutch draughtsman and painter known for the drawings of towns and buildings in the present-day countries of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. In total, he produced some 1500 drawings, over 600 of which were reproduced as engravings by other artists.
De Beijer travelled through the Netherlands in summertime to draw views of cities and towns as well as castles and other buildings. In the wintertime, he would retire to his home to produce colour drawings based on his sketches in the field, as well as drawings that could be used by other artists to produce engravings.
Drawings by Jan de Beijer and engravings based on his work can be found in numerous museums, archives, and private collections.
Storm van Leeuwen, Dutch decorated bookbinding in the 18th century, deel II p. 481 e.v