Plate Books / Views & Topography

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[Plate book] Nicander, Karl Aug.

Pittoreskt universum eller taflor ur hela den kända verlden. Stålgravuren ur Bibliografiska Institutets Konstanstalt i Hildbürghausen, Amsterdam, Paris & Philadelphia. Texten bearbetad af Karl Aug. Nicander. Första bandet. Andra upplagan.

Second edition. Stockholm. På Bibliografiska Institutets Förlag, utgifvet af dess General-Agent i Sverige, A. Bonnier. 1838. Oblong 4:o.20 x 28 cm. 180 pp. (including printed title) + 48 steel engravings.

Originally in half calf, rebacked in cloth. Old spine laid down. New corners in cloth. Blind stamped boards. Marbled edges. Title in gilt at the front board and the spine. The back board with a very large but discreet stain. The text with spots here and there, a few pages with more spots. Some pages browned. A few pages with offsetting. A few plates with a spot or two. A couple of plates witth more spots. In spite of this, it is over all, a quite good copy.

This is the first part of an abridged swedish edition of the german monumental 21 volume work "Meyer´s Universum". It shows wonderful views from around the world. Many cities, views of old castles, churches, natural wonders and beautiful vistas. This is the first of six volumes in the swedish edition. The engravings were selected from the german work and the text was partly translated and partly specially written for the swedish edition by Karl August Nicander.

Item No: 2078