2 YK, C.van. De Nederlandsche scheepsbouw-konst 106


Description: YK, Cornelis van.
De Nederlandsche scheepsbouw-konst open gestelt. Vertoonende naar wat regel ... in Nederland meest alle scheepen werden gebouwd.
Delft, Andries Voorstad, for Jan ten Hoorn, Amsterdam, 1697. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, with two views of ship-building yards, and numerous detailed illustrations of ship-building on 22 engraved plates by and after Jan and Caspar Luyken (including 13 double-page and once 2 plates on 1 page). 18th-century half calf.
€ 15,000
First edition, second issue, of a richly illustrated book on practical shipbuilding by Cornelis van Yk, a very important source for the history of the construction and equipment of Dutch ships in the 17th century.
The first four chapters discuss and illustrate ancient and foreign ships, from Noah's ark, East Asian and Chinese ships to Spanish galleys and four experimental ships (all illustrated), including a boat built in Rotterdam in 1653, nicknamed "Het Malle Schip" (The Crazy Ship), that was driven by paddle-wheels.
The present copy contains the cancel (2*1-2) in which the author has replaced his comment on Witsen's 1690 Architectura Navalis by a list of contemporary works on shipbuilding, mainly in French and English.
With the binding worn, some plates with minor tears (restored) and frontispiece slightly soiled.. Good copy.
Bierens de Haan 5401; Bruzelius 1697; Cat. NHSM, p. 745; V. Eeghen & V.d. Kellen 309; Hanson, Cruis Ass. Library, 44; Klaversma & Hannema 1503; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 1109; Nijhoff, "Een Variant in van Yk's Scheeps-Bouw-Konst" in Het Boek, 1921, pp. 139-144.
  • Number: 1060001
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum