Catalogue d’une très-belle, riche et nombreuse collection de Médailles romaines, modernes de Monnaies du Moyen-Âge de tous les pays, de jetons etc., en or, argent et en bronze, suivi d’une belle collection de Coquillages, Minéraux etc. etc., délaissée par feu Monsieur le Comte D’Hane de Steenhuyse et de Leeuwerghem, ancien intendant du Département de l’Escaut, Chambellan de S.M. le Roi des Pays-Bas, Chevalier de l’Ordre royal du Lion Belgique, membre de la Première Chambre des États-Généraux et de l’Ordre equestre de la Flandre Orientale… Dont la Vente publique aura lieu…le Lundi 19 Juin 1843 et jours suivans…

1 p.l., ii, 119 pp. 8vo, cont. semi-stiff paper wrappers (spine a little split), uncut. Ghent: F. Verhulst, [1843].

The very rare sale catalogue of the impressive coin, shell, and mineral collections formed by d’Hane de Steenhuyse (1757-1826), Dutch nobleman and politician in Ghent. His family lived in the luxurious Hotel d’Hane-Steenhuyse, which still stands, and hosted figures such as Talleyrand, Tsar Alexander I, Louis XVIII, Chateaubriand, as well as John Quincy Adams.

This catalogue describes nearly 3500 lots. It includes a wide-ranging array of coins from ancient Greece and Rome, countries across Europe, Turkey, Morocco, India, Guadeloupe, the United States, China, and even those from small republics and individual cities. The 168 subsequent lots form the count’s natural history cabinet of shells, starfish, and minerals, along with miscellaneous prints, vases, and sculptures.

Very good copy; none in North America. A few gatherings slightly loose.

❧ Lugt 17062.

Price: $1,750.00

Item ID: 6411