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Laurids de Thurah (b. Aarhus 1706, d. s.p. 1759)

Laurids de Thurah: Den danske Vitruvius, indeholder grundtegninger, opstalter, og giennemsnitter af de merkværdigste bygninger i Kongeriget Dannemark [...] / Le Vitruve danois; contient les plans, les élévations et les profils des principaux bâtiments du Roiaume de Dannemarc [...] /Der dänische Vitruvius; enthält die Grundrisse, Aufrisse und Durchschnitte derer merkwürdigste Gebäude des Königreichs Dännemark, und der könglichen teutschen Provintzen [...]. 2 vols. Cph: Ernst Henrich Berling 1746–49. Folio. Danish, French and German text. Complete with 281 full-page engraved plates of prospects, designs and drawings incl. the royal castles, a few folded. Bound in nice cont. full calf bindings, head- and tail bands repaired. Signs of wear due to age and use. (2)

Laurids de Thurah (1706–59) is the principal representative of Baroque architecture in Denmark. This is his monumental masterwork on Danish architecture, complete with 281 engraved plates by the Germans Michael Keyl and C.L. Wüst.

Bibl. Dan. II, 602; Graesse VII,153; Brunet V, 851.

Provenance: Danish, private collector.

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20,000–30,000 kr

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20,000 kr