Sale: 373 / Rare Books including Marine Art, Nov. 22. 2010 in Hamburg Lot 472

 
Album amicorum - Stammbuch des Peter Robert van Wylich. 1750

472
Album amicorum
Stammbuch des Peter Robert van Wylich. 1750
Estimate:
€ 3,500 / $ 3,850
Sold:
€ 3,600 / $ 3.960

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Album amicorum. Stammbuch of Peter Robert van Wylich. With 13 watercolor- and 2 India ink drawings as well as 1 pencil sketch. With 59 entries. Berlin, Leipzig, Mannheim, Magdeburg, Paris, Lyon, Straßbourg, Rome, Frankfurt, Geneva, Amsterdam, London et al. 1750-1751 (one from 1749). Orange-dyed contemp. vellum, boards with floral gilt-tooled center panel, front board also with gilt-tooled monogram "P. R. W. 1750", framed by broad ornamental gilt-tooled border as well as with floral gilt spine and gilt edges. Oblong 8vo. 260 numb. pp.

Nice Album Amicorum of Peter Robert van or von Wylich (also Willich) from Berlin. With splendid drawings. The numerous places where the entries were mostly made in French indicate that Van Wylich was travelling on a Grand Tour in 1750-1751, among others, to Rome, Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon, Amsterdam and London. The fine and lavishly executed drawings (among them an emblematic title drawing by the owner) show a scene of a card game, a hunting scene, pastoral scenes, sailing boats in a storm, market square with an Obelisk (sketch in pencil), children playing et al. - Boards slightly bowed, all in all well-preserved.

472
Album amicorum
Stammbuch des Peter Robert van Wylich. 1750
Estimate:
€ 3,500 / $ 3,850
Sold:
€ 3,600 / $ 3.960

(incl. 20% surcharge)