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Le Hay, Jacques
Explication des cent estampes…,
1715.

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First edition of “the most popular and the most influential illustration of Turkish dress to date ».

This splendid production was commissioned by Charles de Ferriol,
French ambassador to the Porte between 1699 and 1709.


 

Le Hay, Jacques (1645-1713). De Ferriol, Charles (1637-1722). Explication des cent estampes qui représentent différentes nations du Levant avec de nouvelles estampes de cérémonie turques qui ont aussi leurs explications.
Paris, Jacques Collombat, 1715.

Recueil de Cent estampes représentant différentes Nations du Levant tirées sur les Tableaux peints d’après Nature en 1707 et 1708. Par les ordres de M. de Ferriol… et gravées en 1712 et 1713.
Paris, Le Hay & Duchange, 1714.

Folio [500 X 337 mm] of (3) ll, (26) pp., 1 engraved title heightened with gilt, 1 music engraving and 102 color plates heightened with gilt (3 double page), small marginal repairs on 18 plates, plate 96 with repaired tear without any loss to the image, repair on the inferior corner of the title page.

Contemporary red morocco, gilt dentelle on covers, decorated ribbed spine, gilt edges.

First edition, complete of « the 3 often missing plates », of the first work describing with detail the Ottoman society and most of all its costumes.

Cohen, 391-392 et 619 ; Colas, 1819 et 1820 ; Atabey, 429 ; Blackmer, 591 ; Lipperheide, 413.

« This work was first published in 1714, it only contained 100 plates without any explanation. In 1715, were added the text and 2 new plates entitled Dervichs dans leurs temples, and Enterrement turc. Was added too a music plate. These 3 plates are often missing » (Brunet, III, 947).

The engravings were made by G. Scotin, C. N. Cochin.. from paintings made by Jean-Baptiste Van Mour in 1707.

These magnificent plates (that were very successful) are a testimony of European fascination for the Ottoman Empire at the time.

Precious watercoloured and heightened with gilt and beautiful colors copy of the most famous and spectacular work on the Levant nations.

Provenance : Bouchet (ex-libris). Marie Joseph du Bouchet (1754-1818).

 

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