AMSTERDAM. Description de l'Hotel de Ville D'Amsterdam. Avec l'Explication de tous les Emblemes, Figures, Tableaux, Statues, &c. qui se trouvent dehors & dans ce Batiment. , 3-126,  pp. Illustrated with 4 fold-out engravings of city hall and woodcut tailpieces. Small 8vo., 155 x 90 mm, bound in contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt with red morocco spine label, board edges gilt and marbled endpapers. Amsterdam: Dirk van Maarten, 1751.
First Edition. A thorough guide to the "emblems, figures, paintings, and statues" decorating Amsterdam's city hall, with four engraved plates of the old structure; the current anterior; posterior; and a floor plan of the salle des bourgeois, galleries, and apartments. In French, with some Dutch and occasional Latin. An English version (Description of the cityhouse of Amsterdam, ESTC 96967) was printed the same year. Rare with the plates. Binding a little rubbed with small spot of glue on spine, a near fine copy.
PROVENANCE: Ernst Lampe, his bookplate on front pastedown.
Item nr. 149674