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Description: This beautifully hand coloured large, rare,original antique print a view of the Philippine city of Manila by Jakob van der Schley was published in the 1756 French & Dutch edition of Antoine-François Prevosts 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt in the Hague between 1747 & 1785. This print is in fantastic condition on clean heavy paper with a clear heavy plate-mark indicating an early pressing. This is a scarce and rarely seen print that was only published in a limited numbers of Prevost's Voyages.
Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley (1715 - 1779) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart (1673-1733) whose style he subsequently copied. His main interests were engraving portraits and producing illustrations for "La Vie de Marianne" by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (1688-1763) published in The Hague between 1735 and 1747. He also engraved the frontispieces for a 15-volume edition of the complete works of Pierre de Brantôme (1540-1614), "Oeuvres du seigneur de Brantôme", published in The Hague in 1740. He is also responsible for most of the plates in the Hague edition of Prévost'sHistoire générale des voyages. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Green, yellow, blue, orange General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 15in x 10in (380mm x 255mm) Plate size: - 11 1/2in x 8in (295mm x 205mm) Margins: - Min 1in (20mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - Folds as issued Verso: - None