(frontispiece, 6, portrait) 717 (17) p. Contemporary gold-stamped Leather with 6 raised bands, Folio (Edges of the binding slightly rubbed and the bottom spine-end restored on one side, verso of the titlepage has been reinforced. The first French edition of the biography of Michiel Adriaansz. de Ruyter (1607-1676). The work is written by the Dutch historian Geeraert Brandt (1626-1685) and describes the life of the Dutch Admiral De Ruyter and provides a maritime history of Holland from the year 1562 to 1676. This copy is illustrated with the same series of prints which is found in the Dutch editions, containing a frontispiece, a portrait of De Ruyter, 7 folding engraved plates by Bastiaen Stoopendaal and 1 full-page engraved plate by Joseph Mulder. The engravings depict several sea-battles, views, the funeral of De Ruyter and his tomb in the Nieuwe Kerk. The engravings are late handcoloured in an attractive way. The spine of the binding is richly decorated with floral and ornamental designs and the front cover with a crowned mirror-monogram of the letter D.)
La Vie de Michel de Ruiter. Duc, Chevalier, Lieutenant Amiral Général de Hollande & de Oüest-Frise. Où est comprise l’Histoire Maritime des Provinces Unies, depuis l’An 1652. jusques à 1676. Traduite du Hollandois de Gerard Brandt. Et enrichie de Figures.
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