Basle (Basel), Chez Chretien Mechel Graveur, 1778. Queer-folio. Later hcalf w. raised bands and red title-label on back. Uncut. Engr. title-vignette and 30 full-page engr. plates, no text. Nice and clean, excellent condition.
First and only edition, containing all 30 beautiful engravings, depicting the five rooms with paintings in the Düsseldorf-museum, "Galerie Électorale". The plates show plans of the rooms as well as how and where the paintings are placed and hung. The catalogue is the first of its kind to have been made for a German museum. It is the first critical and completely illustrated "Verzeichnis" for a German museum.
All plates are engraved under the direction of Chr. de Mechel of Basel.
"Le premier volume de cet ouvrege contient les planches représentant 365 sujets gravés avec beaucoup de délicatesse." (Brunet IV:651).