Komste van Zyne Majesteit Willem III. Koning van Groot Britanje, enz. in Holland; ofte omstandelyke beschryving van alles, het welke op des zelfs komste en geduurende zyn verblyf, in 's Graavenhaage en elders, ten teeken van vreugde en eere, is opgerecht en voorgevallen [...].
Folio (ca. 268 x 395 mm). (10), 127, (1) pp. With engraved title-page, 14 (instead of 15) engraved plates (11 of which double-page sized), and woodcut printer's device to title-page. Contemporary giltstamped full calf with title label to spine.
First edition. Lavishly illustrated account of the 1691 entrance of William of Orange, King William III of England and stadtholder of Holland, to The Hague, the place of his birth. The splendid plates by the Dutch artist Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1713) show the ceremonial architecture erected in William's honour as well as parades, grand fireworks, and the King's route, including his arrival at Honslerdyk castle, his passing Westend bridge with several windmills in the background, and the triumphal arches with their allegorical designs.
Wants the engraved portrait of William by Philipp van Gunst. Binding somewhat rubbed, spine-ends chipped, hinges starting, corners repaired. A few leaves show marginal tears, barely affecting text or image. A good, wide-margined copy of this sumptuous work of monarchical representation.
Lipperheide 2667. Kat der Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 2952. Ruggieri 1095. Vinet 752. Graesse I, 419. Landwehr, Splendid Ceremonies 146. Landwehr, R. de Hooghe as book illustrator 79. Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt, cat. Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 209. Lotz, Das Feuerwerk 105. Sievernich, Feuerwerkskunst 6/36.