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LEERSUM. E. C. VAN, Gerard van Swieten en qualite de censeur.


Gerard van Swieten (1700 – 1772) was a Dutch physician who from 1745 was the personal physician of the Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa and transformed the Austrian health service and medical university education. Beside his medical activities, Gerard van Swieten was also active as a reformer. Especially the censorship was organised in a different way under his direction. He drove out the Jesuits that were in charge of the censorship before and carried out a centralisation of the censorship that was only partly successful. He also tried to use scientific and rational aspects for the judgement of literature. Especially important is his part in the fight against superstition during the enlightenment, particularly in the case of the vampires


AUDUOIN, PIERRE, Portrait of Marie-Thérèse, Duchess of Angoulême

Marie-Thérèse Charlotte (1778-1851) was the eldest child of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette of France. In 1799 she married her cousin Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, thus becoming the Duchess of Angoulême. She was briefly disputed Queen of France in 1830. Engraving on laid paper, sheet size 328 x 436 mm., platemark 307 […]


COLIN, CHARLES-AMÉDÉE, Portrait of Claude Groulard

Claude Groulard (1551-1607) was a French magistrate and scholar, first president of the Parliament of Normandy from 1585 to his death. Engraving (pantograph) on wove paper, sheet size 279 x 376 mm., platemark 177 x 252 mm. Made by Charles-Amédée Colin (1808-1873), for Charles Gavard's eight-volume publication on the artworks in Versailles: 'Galeries Historiques du […]


L’HONORE NABER, S.P., Reisebeschreibungen van Deutschen Beamten und Kriegsleuten im Dienst der Niederländischen West- und Ost-Indischen Kompagnien 1602-1797. Herausgegeben von S.P. L’Honoré Naber. [Complete set of 13 volumes).

Haag, Nijhoff, 1930 – 1932. 13 vols (all publ.). Orig. uniform half linen bindings, ttitle on spines, minor foxing on some spines, very good complete set of 13 volumes: vol. 1: Johann Gregor Aldenburgk, Reise nach Brasilien 1623-1626. – Ambrosius Richshofer, Reise nach Brasilien 1629-1632. – Michael Hemmersam, Reise nach Guinea und Brasilien 1639-1645; vol. […]


LOMBART, PIERRE, Philippus. Comes Pembrokiae

Portrait of Philip Herbert, 5th Earl of Pembroke. Engraving on hand laid paper, sheet size 239 x 323 mm. Engraving by Pierre Lombart (1612/13-1681) after Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), 1660. In good condition. Cropped within platemark and mounted on a carrier. Refences: New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 260.II (Van Dyck).


BRÜGGEMANN, THEODOR, Portrait of Laurens Janszoon Coster

'Laurentius Costerus Harlemensis typogr. invent.' And with and eight-line caption (in Dutch and Latin). Tone lithograph on wove paper, sheet size 326 x 448 mm. Copy in lithography by Theodor Brüggemann (1822-1888) after the engraved portrait by J. van Campen after Cornelis Koning. In good condition, a dampstain in the lower right corner, and some […]