Antique Print-FRONTISPIECE-Le Brun- de Bruyn-1700

Subject: Frontispiece to 'Voyage de C. Le Brun.' This plate is an allegoric representation of Cornelis de Bruyns travel's: visiting Kingdom's bein introduced by local Dutch merchants, recording the arts through painting and writing and enjoying life, represented by Bacchus on a pedestal. In the background the Dutch merchants at home watching... De bruyn is depicted several times on this engraving.
Condition: Fair. This page was cut from top to bottom at richt side of image and re-pasted, backed. A few tiny worm holes. General age related toning and light thumbing. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Copperplate engraving on a verge type hand laid paper, with watermark.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 22 x 35.5 cm. The image size is ca. 17.5 x 28.5 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 8.7 x 14 inch. The image size is ca. 6.9 x 11.2 inch.
Part Number: 27749
Location: E14-01
Description: This scarse plate originates from: 'Voyage au Levant c'est a dire dans les principaux endroits de l'Asie Mineure dans les Isles de Chio, de Rhodes, de Chypre &c., de meme que dans les plus considerables villes d'Egypte, de Syrie, et de la Terre Sainte�', by Corneille le Brun (Cornelis de Bruyn), published by Henri de Kroonevelt, Delft, 1700. First edition in French, first published in Dutch in1698 ('Reizen...door de vermaardste Deelen van Klein Asia....') In 1702 an English edition appeared as well.

Artists and Engravers: Cornelis de Bruijn (also spelled Cornelius de Bruyn, pronounced (1652 � 1726/7) was a Dutch artist and traveler. He made two large tours and published illustrated books with his observations of people, buildings, plants and animals. Best known as a landscape artist, Le Bruyn travelled widely from a young age to Vienna, on to Rome then to Smyrna, Constantinople, Egypt, Jerusalem, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. Everywhere he went Le Bruyn depicted the scenes around him, he was especially interested in places of antiquity or historic interest, and his are the first images of the interior of a pyramid and Jerusalem to be widely available to Westerners. After an eight-year stay in Venice, Le Bruyn returned to The Hague in 1693 to publish this first book. From 1701 he started a second journey into Russia, Persia...