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Recueil Des Meilleurs Desseins De Raimond La Fage Gravé par cinq des plus habiles Graveurs. Et mis en lumiere par les soins de Vander-Bruggen.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Se Vend chez Gerard Valck, Marchand et Graveur, a Amsterdam, sur le Dam, au chien Veillant, avec Privilege de Nos-seigneurs les Etats de Hollande et de West-Frise.: [after 1684?]

Physical Description

Title-pl., [4] p. (engr.), [2] ports., [45] pl. (24 fold.); 503 mm.

General Note

Four of the leaves carry four small engravings each; six of the leaves carry two small engravings each.


[T.pl., dedic.] - Discours Sur Les Oeuvres De la Fage - [port. of Jean Van Der Bruggen; port. of R. la Fage] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The dedication and 'Discours' are signed as engraved by C. Berey.

The portrait of Van der Bruggen is signed as painted by N. de Largillier and engraved by I. Vander Bruggen; that of Lafage is signed as engraved by Cornel. Vermeulen. Most other plates are signed as engraved by F. Ertinger; some as engraved by G. Audran, C. Simonneau or C. Vermeulen.

Most plates carry the imprint of Valck, Amsterdam; two carry that of Vander Bruggen, Paris.

The publication is dedicated by Vander-Bruggen to Monsieur Bertin.


J. Arvengas, Raymond Lafage, dessinateur (1965); N. T. Whitman, The drawings of Raymond Lafage (1963).


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Copy Note

Plate [20] has its lowest quarter removed - probably carrying one engraving.

Binding Note

18th-century mottled calf, upper and lower covers gilt-stamped with a coat-of-arms; brown morocco spine-label lettered, 'Desseins De La Fage'.

Name as Subject


Drawings, French - France - 17th century
Pictorial works - Netherlands -
Armorial bindings - Netherlands -


Raymond de Lafage, source artist
Jan Van der Bruggen, engraver
Nicolas Bertin, dedicatee
Gerard Valck, publisher
Claude Auguste Berey, engraver
Nicolas de Largilliere, source artist
Cornelis Vermeulen, engraver
Gérard Audran, engraver
Franz Ertinger, engraver
Charles Simonneau, engraver

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