|David Coster (circa 1686–1752)|
Dutch printmaker, draughtsman, cartographer and illustrator
|Date of birth/death||circa 1686||(buried)|
|Location of birth/death||The Hague||The Hague|
|Work period||between circa 1706 and circa 1752|
|Work location||The Hague|
David Coster (1686-1752) is a Dutch painter and engraver. He was the first western artist to illustrate the Arabian Nights.
In 1701 the orientalist Antoine Galland published a translation from Arabic into French of "The Voyages of Sindbad". He also found a manuscript of stories known as "Alf Layla wa Layla", or "A Thousand and One Nights". His translation, published in 12 volumes in the years 1704-1717 was a great success all over Europe. Between 1714 and 1730 a series of pirate editions of Galland's translation was printed in The Hague. Each of the 12 volumes had a frontispiece by David Coster.
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