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Visscher, Nicolaus.

LABYRINTE DE VERSAILLES, The Labyrinth of Versailles. . .

Amsterdam nd (c 1682) 39 engravings of fountains plus one of the entrance to the labyrinth and one map of the labyrinth, 8.5 x 6.5, plain wraps, 81; 79 pp+pp, very edgeworn, probably removed from bound volume, soiling and toning, some plates light, some spotting, else a remarkable item. The Labyrinth at the Palace of Versailles was based on 39 Fables from Aesop -- each fountain illustrated a fable. In this book, the shortened fables are given with a description of the fountain, each in French, English, Dutch and German; then, each fountain is pictured on a separate page, with the fable (again in four languages) given.


Book Id: 97-4792

Price: $3,500.00

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