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BAUDARTIUS, Willem
[Les Guerres de Nassau] Pourtraits en waist douce et descriptions des sièges, batailles, rencontres & autres choses advenues durant les guerres des Pays Bas
2 dln. in 1 vol. in-4° oblong, [8] + 466 + [4] + 493 + [1 bl.] + [12] pp. Title in nicely engraved frame, vignette in woodcut on title page of 2nd dl., 280 plates numbered 1-285, but plates 50, 97, 98, 99 and 159 did not appear in the French edition. Plates 53 and 139 glued with the correct one. A few marg. cracks (repaired), small wormholes. Corner recovered without loss from p. 319. Few blades with a water edge. The French title page is from another, Latin copy (1622), "Polemographia Avraico-Belgica". Bound in half calfskin, marble paper on the shelves, 'Guerres de Nassau' on the back
French translation of the "Beelhe, ende beschrijvinghe (...)", Amsterdam, 1615. Exuberant illustrated description of the first part of the Eighty Years' War, beginning in 1559 until 1615. The beautiful copper plate used as an engraved title represents allegorical figures, Maurice van Nassau's coat of arms and the coats of arms of the Seven United Provinces of the Netherlands. The numerous engravings in the text show maps with numerous details, portraits, cities, townscapes, battles, victories, historical scenes, and so on. Baudartius (Deinze, 1565- Zutphen, 1640), a Calvinistic Dutch theologian, first published this work in Dutch during the Twelve Year Truce (1609-1621). Some of the slides have been copied after works by Frans Hogenberg, but most are by Baudartius himself, a few were attributed to Simon Frisius and two portraits were signed by Lambert Cornelis. Ref. Brunet I, 703, BB I, B113, Muller, Ned. History plates, 413 In-4° oblong. Deux tomes and un vol. Titre gravé, la carte des XVII Provinces, portraits, sièges, exécutions, plans, batailles, engravings numbered 1 to 285. La dernière sur double page. La plupart par Hogenberg. Texte and latin
Amsterdam
chez Michel Colin
1616
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