Portraits Historiques Des Hommes Illustres De Dannemark,

[HOFMAN, TYCHO DE]:  [ Bognummer: 164908 ] Remarquables par leur mérite, leurs charges & leur noblesse, avec leurs tables généalogiques. 1.-6. partie. Med et kobberstukket portræt af forfatteren, 6 titelvignetter, 57 vignetter i teksten, 23 anetavler (størstedelen udfoldelige), samt 24 tavler visende portrætter og prospekter. Eksemplar på tykt skrivepapir indbundet i samtidigt spejlbind af skind, med gulddekorationer på ryg og permer. Bindet slidt med nye skindtitelfelter i gammel stil. With engraved portrait of the author, numerous vignettes, 23 family trees (most of them folding), and 24 plates showing portraits and views. Copy on strong paper bound in contemporary pannelled leather with gold on spine boards. Binding with signs of use and with 2 new title-labels on spine.
En smukt illustreret bog. Blandt adelsfamilier nævnes Brahe, Rantzau og Ulfeldt. En oversættelse til dansk udkom i 1777-79. The illustrations in this, one of the most beautiful Danish books from the 18th century, are by some of the most prolific French, German, Dutch and English artists from the period: L. Tocque, C. Cochin, F. v. Bleyswyk, Jacob Folkema, Sysang, S. Fokke, and others. Among the noble families dealt with can be mentioned: Giedde (especially Admiral Ove Giedde, describing the settlements in Tranquebar on the Malabar coast), Gersdorf, Rantzau, Trolle, Juel (especially Admiral Niels Juel), Krabbe, Rosenkrantz, Ulfeld and Brahe (with a special illustr. section on the famous astronomer Tycho Brahe). Important contribution to the history of the Danish noble families. "I cannot conceal my unqualified admiration of this brilliant, and now scarce, volume; and have spent many an half hour in reading its text, and gazing upon its graphic gems", Dibdin, Library Companion 500. "Cet ouvrage, un de plus beaux livres illustré du XVIIIe siècle est devenu trés rare", F. de Jessen 128. Brunet III,248. Graesse III,315. Bibl. Danica III,937.
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