Lot 1178: PERSPECTIVE -- HEINEKEN, P. Lucidum Prospectivae Speculum, Das ist: Ein hel
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
PERSPECTIVE -- HEINEKEN, P. Lucidum Prospectivae Speculum, Das ist: Ein heller Spiegel der Perspective (…). Augsburg, Heirs of J. Wolff, 1727. (4), 32 pp. W. additional engr. ti. by G.D. Nessenthaler after Heineken &105 engr. figures on 95 plates (18 fold.). Cont. cf. w. raised bands. (Spine ends skillfully restored, marginal thumbing/foxing or waterstaining in places,a few marg. tears, affecting image of few plates, loss of image (schematic) replaced by copy on old paper, owner's entry (Friedrich Leopold Gagg v. Lewenberg) to lower margin and bookplate to verso of front.). Good and complete copy of one of the most beautiful comprehensive monumental treatises written in the eighteenth century. Plates depict painted trompe-l'oeil ceilings, staircases, church interiors and palaces. Heineken focuses much on light and shade, with certain figures in plates holding candles to demonstrate this. - First edition. Cat. De Vitry, 445; Vagnetti, E IV b 19; Kat. Orn. Berl. 4730; Thieme-B. XVI, 292.
Estimated Price: € 1200