427,  pp. 8vo, cont. pink sheep-backed marbled boards (corners a bit worn), spine lettered in gilt. Antwerp: J. Grangé, .
Van Schorel, seigneur de Wilryck (1716-73), served as mayor of Antwerp. He was actively involved in the artistic life of the city and in the early 1740s played an important role in the reorganization and financial support of the city’s Academie voor Schoone Kunsten. Van Schorel formed one of the largest gatherings of Rubens’s oil sketches in the southern Netherlands in the eighteenth century. His splendid art collection featured twenty-eight paintings by Rubens. 202 lots of paintings, 88 lots of gouache paintings, 535 lots of drawings (many with numerous items in the lots), 1249 lots of prints (some quite large), 695 lots of prints by Rubens, 311 lots of medals, and 421 lots of sculpture, curiosities, minerals, scientific instruments, porcelains, etc., etc.
This copy has been priced throughout in a contemporary hand. A leaf has been bound-in at the end with totals of each section in a contemporary hand.
Fine copy. Louvain University stamp (with release) on verso of title and on final leaf. Bookplate of Charles van Herck of Antwerp.
❧ Lugt 2299.
Item ID: 5798