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Auction archive: Lot number 217

LE HAY, Jacques (c.1645-c.1713) and FERRIOL, Charles de (1637-1722). Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714.

Estimate
US$30,000 - US$40,000
Price realised:
US$62,500
Auction archive: Lot number 217

LE HAY, Jacques (c.1645-c.1713) and FERRIOL, Charles de (1637-1722). Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714.

Estimate
US$30,000 - US$40,000
Price realised:
US$62,500
Beschreibung:

LE HAY, Jacques (c.1645-c.1713) and FERRIOL, Charles de (1637-1722). Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714. The deluxe first edition , lavishly handcolored and bejeweled with mica. “This splendid production ... contains what may be the only wholly original representations of Turkish costumes since Nicolay” (Koç). The plates include the iconic double-page illustration of the dervishes dancing at Pera. Charles de Ferriol, the French ambassador to Constantinople brought the painter Jean-Baptiste de van Mour with him to the city—the 102 engravings here are after his work, which records a wide swath of social classes, nationalities, and religions, and was enormously influential to European understandings of the Ottoman world. The publisher, Jacques le Hay, produced a small number of deluxe handcolored copies heightened with mica chips, presumably for a target audience of ancien regime aristocrats. Atabey 429; Blackmer 591; Colas 1819; Koç 105. Folio (506 x 327mm). Engraved calligraphic title in black, pink, blue, and yellow, heightened with gold; leaf of engraved music; 102 handcolored engraved plates, 3 of which double-page, 30 of which heightened with colored reflective mica, each with tissue guard (some scattered spots). Contemporary tree calf, edges red (wear to corners); in modern custom box.

Auction archive: Lot number 217
Auction:
Datum:
5 Dec 2017
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
Beschreibung:

LE HAY, Jacques (c.1645-c.1713) and FERRIOL, Charles de (1637-1722). Recueil de cent estampes représentant differentes nations du Levant. Paris: Le Hay and Duchange, 1714. The deluxe first edition , lavishly handcolored and bejeweled with mica. “This splendid production ... contains what may be the only wholly original representations of Turkish costumes since Nicolay” (Koç). The plates include the iconic double-page illustration of the dervishes dancing at Pera. Charles de Ferriol, the French ambassador to Constantinople brought the painter Jean-Baptiste de van Mour with him to the city—the 102 engravings here are after his work, which records a wide swath of social classes, nationalities, and religions, and was enormously influential to European understandings of the Ottoman world. The publisher, Jacques le Hay, produced a small number of deluxe handcolored copies heightened with mica chips, presumably for a target audience of ancien regime aristocrats. Atabey 429; Blackmer 591; Colas 1819; Koç 105. Folio (506 x 327mm). Engraved calligraphic title in black, pink, blue, and yellow, heightened with gold; leaf of engraved music; 102 handcolored engraved plates, 3 of which double-page, 30 of which heightened with colored reflective mica, each with tissue guard (some scattered spots). Contemporary tree calf, edges red (wear to corners); in modern custom box.

Auction archive: Lot number 217
Auction:
Datum:
5 Dec 2017
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
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