1682 Scarce French Edition illustrated by Schoonebeek - L'Iliade d'Homère. The ILIAD of HOMER.
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Author: Homer. Homère.
Title: L'Iliade d'Homère. Nouvelle traduction.
Publisher: A Paris, Chez Claude Barbin, 1682. First thus. Complete two books bound in one volume.
Language: Text in French.
Size: 6 " X 3.5 "
Pages: 576 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good original 17th-century full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed - as shown, small chip to the title/author label on spine - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece and the 24 wonderful full-page illustrations by Adriaan Schoonebeek.
Estimate : (Scarce with no or few other copies available for sale worldwide).
The book: Scarce and attractive French illustrated edition of the Iliad of Homer illustrated by Adriaan Schoonebeek.
The author: Homer is the name ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems which are the central works of ancient Greek literature. The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek states. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles, lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. The Odyssey focuses on the journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy.
The illustrator: Adriaan Schoonebeek (in Russian Адриан Шхонебек, born in 1661 in Rotterdam and died in 1705 in Moscow) is a Russian-Dutch copperplate engraver.
Schoonebeek studied with the Amsterdam engraver Romeyn de Hooghe from 1676 to 1679. He then studied at the University of Leiden. In 1688, he opened his own printing press in Amsterdam. He made a name for himself with the portraits of Alexander VIII, Leopold I and Ignatius of Loyola.
In 1698, Schoonebeek arrived in Moscow at the invitation of Peter I and opened an engraving workshop in the Armory Palace1. He directs the workshop and is the teacher of the Russian engravers Pyotr Leontjewitsch Bunin, Alexei Fjodorowitsch Subow and Iwan Fjodorowitsch Subow. The painter Iwan Nikitititsch Nikitin received his first artistic training there.
Schoonebeek's most famous work represents the ship of the line Goto Predestinatsia, which is later used for the ship's restoration. In addition to his artistic copper engravings, he became famous for his geographical maps. These include maps of the northern Dvina delta in 1701 and the geographical representation of Ingria.
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