Hendrick en Jacob Keur / Marcus Doornick
"2 vol. gr. in-folio (45,5 x 28 cm), engraved title-page, contemp. hand-coloured and gold-heightened. With 6 hand-coloured and gold-heightened maps: World map (Orbis terrarum tabula recens emendata et in lucem edita) with the 4 elements in the corners ; Situation of Paradise ; Veertich-Iarige Reyse ; Map of Jerusalem ; map of the Promised Land (Het Beloofde Landt Canaan) ; Travels of St. Paul (Reysen Pauli en van de andere apostelen). Interfoliated with: Historiae Sacrae Veteris et Novi Testamenti. Amstelaedami, ex off. Nicolai Visscher. Allegorical title-page, contemp. hand-coloured. Illustration in part 1: 56 double plates, engraved by Nic. and J.C. VISSCHER, contemp. hand-coloured and gold-heightened. Illustrations in part 2: 71 double plates, engraved by Nic. and J.C. Visscher, contemp. hand-coloured and gold-heightened. Paper of the plates lightly age-toned. Near-contemporary mottled calf bindings (The Hague, First Stadholder Bindery), 7 raised bands, gilt decoration on spines and covers, hinges skillfully repaired, all edges gilt"
"Ref. for the world-map: Shirley 513. For the bindings: ref. Storm van Leeuwen, Dutch decorated Bookbinding in the 18th c. ""The First Stadholder Bindery was the largest and most important binding workshop in existence in the Netherlands in the 18th c."" ""It is amazing to see how many books not published in The Hague it provided with presentation bindings"" The engraved plates are after paintings/designs by Nic. de Bruyn, Martin de Vos, P.P. Rubens, I. Saverijs, D. Vinckenboons, P. de Jode, A. Bloemaert, C. De Jonghe, a.o."