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The most important expanded edition of the famous “Divisiekroniek”,
the Dutch national chronicle, complete with the map of Holland in its first state

[AURELIUS, Cornelius and Ellert de VEER]. Die cronycke van Hollant, Zeelant ende Vrieslant. Dordrecht, Peeter Verhaghen, 1591, 1591, 1590. 3 volumes bound as 1. Small folio (30.5 x 20.5 cm). With 3 title-pages, each with a different woodcut full-length portrait (the first count of Holland Dirck I, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and King Philip II of Spain), 1 double-page engraved map of Holland in part 2 (in its first state), and 36 woodcut portraits in text. Blind-tooled vellum (ca. 1740?). Full description
€ 6,500
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The last great pre-Linnaean botanical catalogue,
recording 5850 plants in the Leiden botanical garden, with 40 plates

BOERHAAVE, Herman.

Index alter plantarum, quae in Horto Academico Lugduno Batavo aluntur.
Leiden, Boudewijn and Pieter Jansz. vander Aa, 1727. 2 volumes. 4to. With 40 engraved plates (3 folding, including 2 printed from 2 copper plates each), 1 showing a plan of the botanical garden and the others showing plants. Contemporary half roan, covered with plain paper at an early date.

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€ 1,950
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Famous military manual. First edition published in Germany, with 117 charming new woodcuts

GHEYN, Jacob II de. Waffenhandlung von den Röhren, Mußqueten und Spiessen. Gestalt nach der Ordnung deß ... Herrn Moritzen, Printzen zu Uranien, ... Maniement d'armes d'arquebuses, mousquetz, & piques.
Frankfurt, Wilhelm Hoffmann, 1609. 3 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With letterpress title within engraved border (including the imprint), and 3 series of 42, 43 and 32 full-page numbered woodcuts, showing exercises with the arquebus, musket and pike. Contemporary vellum, rebacked. Full description
€ 12,500
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The history of North Friesland,
with a folding map and 5 town plans

HEIMREICH, Anton. Ernewerte Nordfresische Chronick, darin die Beschreibung derer dem Schleßwigischen Hertzogthum incorporirten Freschen Landschafften, ...
Schleswig, Johann Holwein for the author, 1668. 4to. Engraved frontispiece (incorporating 5 town plans and a portrait of the author), engraved folding map of North Friesland (at a scale of about 1: 450,000) dated 1668, and a folding letterpress genealogical table. 18th-century mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges. Rebacked, preserving the original backstrip. Full description
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800 of the best Dutch botanical engravings
beautifully hand-coloured as published

KOPS, Jan (with H.C. van HALL, F.A. MIQUEL and J.E. van der TRAPPEN). Flora Batava, afgebeeld door en van wegens J.C. Sepp en zoon; ... I.[-X.] deel. [title vols. V-X:] Flora Batava of afbeelding en beschrijving van Nederlandsche gewassen, ...
Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp & zoon, [1800], 1807-1849. 10 volumes. Large 4to (30 x 24.5 cm). With 10 engraved title-pages (the first with a hand-coloured illustration) and 800 full-page engraved botanical plates, all beautifully coloured by hand as published. Vols. 1-6: contemporary (ca. 1832) half calf, gold- and blind-tooled spines; vols. 7-10: contemporary (ca. 1849) tan half cloth. Full description
€ 9,500
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Rare official statutes and laws of the Dutch province of Zeeland,
issued in 1495 by Philip the Handsome

[NETHERLANDS - ZEELAND]. Kuere vanden lande van Zeelandt.
(colophon: Antwerp, Michiel Hillen van Hoochstraten), [ca. 1520]. Small 4to (20.5 x 14 cm). With 2 woodcut decorated initials (the larger a 46 mm inscriptional roman P with soldiers carrying a flag) and typographic 1-line and 2-line "Lombardic" initials. Set in a textura gothic type with a slightly larger textura for the title. Finely bound in 20th-century dark green English blind-tooled goatskin morocco. Full description
€ 7,500
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King Philip II mortgages then sells his lands
of Voorburg and Voorschoten near The Hague
to help fund his wars

PHILIP II, King of Spain. [Mortgage agreement, granting Jan Hanneman, Steward General of North Holland, the rights to the tithes of the King's lands of Voorburg and Voorschoten].
The Hague and Brussels, 1557 (with additions to 1565). Folio (36 x 25.5 cm). Manuscript mortgage agreement, signed by King Philip's representatives, written in brown ink on parchment in a nearly upright cursive gothic hand. With a typescript transcription of the main text and an interlinear translation in Spanish. Full description
€ 6,500
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