A very rare publication on fishing regulations

Beaumont, S. van

Placaet, op het visschen in de rivieren, meeren en binne-wateren.

Published 1708
Item ID 70561

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's Gravenhage, Jacobus en Paulus Scheltus [for the Staten van Hollandt en West-Vrieslandt], 1708. 4to (21.2 x 17.1 cm). Drophead title with large engraved vignette and initial letter, 10 pp.; seven text engravings, three of which forming a plate.

This work contains the regulation of fresh water fishing in Holland (The Netherlands) in the early 18th century. It is well illustrated, showing which types of fish pots are to be used, and which species of fish may be caught. A very wide-margined copy. We have not seen this work bound and paginated before. It also exists as a broadsheet. Simon van Beaumont (1641-1726) was Secretary of State in Holland. A few, rather superfluous Japanese paper repairs to the lower outer corners, a few spots on the title page and some light, marginal soiling, otherwise a very good copy. Not in Dean.

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