Leyden: voor Andries Jansz. Cloeting tot Delf. Ende Abraham Commelijn tot Leyden, 1641.
Second edition. , 738,  pp. With woodcut coat-of-arms of Leyden on title. Folding engraved plan of Leyden by Ian Prs. Dou, dated 1614 at p. 51 (repaired), in text at pp. 81, 158, 169, 172, 178, 180, 203, 208, 211 (Bibliotheca Publica), 318 (Portraits), 319 (Double-page plate), 476 (coins), 537 (folding plate Liberatio Urbis). Small 4to. Contemporary vellum, front joint and hinge repaired Item #249165
The expanded second edition of this detailed historical account of Leiden by Jan Orlers (1580-1646), bookseller and later mayor of the city of Leiden. Among the significant engravings in the text include an early Theatrum Anatomicum (p. 208), where human and animal dissections took place, an interior view of the University Library (p. 211), which has the distinction of issuing the earliest printed catalogue of any institutional library in the world, and the Hortus Botanicus (p. 203), one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. The volume contains the first biographical mention of Rembrandt (p. 375) and Rembrandt's first student, Gerrit Dou, on the following pages. The three maps, two of which are folding, give an account of the 1574 siege of the city and the relief of the city.
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