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Spectacular Four-Volume Dutch First Edition of Van Loon

430, Lot: 589. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Van Loon, Gerard. Beschryving der Nederlandsche historipenningen: Of beknopt Verhaal van't gene sedert de overdracht der heerschappye van keyzer Karel den Vyfden op koning Philips zynen zoon, Tot het sluyten van den uytrechtschen vreede, in de zeventien Nederlandsche Gewesten is voorgevallen. (Amsterdam, 1723-31). Four volumes containing over 2464 total pages of descriptions and supplementary material, with high quality inline engravings of coins and medals. Hardbound in attractive pig skin binding. The four volume Dutch publication of Van Loon’s magisterial reference on historical medals and siege coins issued from 1556 to 1716. Clain-Stefanelli 14855. Very Fine condition, typical toning of pages, beautiful after market binding. A must-see, An essential set for collectors of this period with much contemporary discussion. Website shipping rates do not apply.

Ex ANS Library Chair Endowment Benefit (Kolbe, 19 August 2004), lot 27.