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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?). [6], 264; [6], 162; [1], 1-110, 110-130, [6] ll. plus the map. Full description
€ 6,500
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Large paper copy of the first Dutch edition of Blaeu's great atlas of cities and towns of the Dutch Republic, with 320 mostly double-page maps, plans and views

BLAEU, Joan. [Toonneel der steden van de Vereenighde Nederlanden, met hare beschrijvingen, ...].
With: [Toonneel der steden van s Konings Nederlanden, met hare beschrijvingen, ...].
[Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1652]. 2 volumes. Atlas folio (57 × 37 cm). With two engraved architectural title-pages, each with a blank central panel where a letterpress slip with the title and the publishers name would have been pasted; 181 (Dutch Republic) & 139 (Spanish Netherlands) maps, plans and views plus 2 smaller engravings in text; 20 woodcut illustration figures in the text. Uniform, early 18th-century(?) half red sheepskin. Full description
€ 68,500
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First and only edition of Bor's description of the city of 's-Hertogenbosch,
including a detailed account of its siege and capture in 1629

BOR, Pieter Christiaenszoon. Gelegentheyt van 's Hertogen-Bosch vierde hooft-stadt van Brabandt. Haer oorspronck, fundatie ende vergrootinge, verscheyden hare belegeringen. Ende eyntlijcke overwinninge verrassinghe ende inneminghe van Wesel ende meer andere geschiedenissen des iaers 1629.
The Hague, Aert Meuris, 1630. 4to. With an engraved title-page, which is part of the collation (page (a)2 recto) and a few decorated initials. Contemporary vellum. [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], [27], [1 blank], 412, [3], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 850
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Travels through Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands, by celebrated clergyman

BURNET, Gilbert. Nauwkeurige voyagie door Italiën, Switserland, &c. Behelsende veele aanmerkenswaardige, curieuse, en tot noch toe ongehoorde saken, welke in geen Reys-beschrijvingen aangetekend zijn.
Utrecht, Johannes Ribbius, 1687. 4to. With woodcut decoration on title-page and a woodcut tailpiece. Modern multi-coloured decorative boards. [1], [1 blank], 182, [13], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 750
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Richly illustrated manuscript genealogy of the important Dutch families of Cuylenburgh & Beusichum
and their Dutch, Flemish and Hainaut allied families
with an added manuscript leaf from Arnoldus Buchelius

[MANUSCRIPT - GENEALOGY & HERALDRY - DUTCH]. [Manuscript genealogies of the noble family Cuylenburgh ( vol. 1) and the noble family Beusichum & Cuylenburgh (vol. 2)].
[Utrecht, Culemborg or Beusichem?], ca. 1655-1675, after 1654]. 2 volumes. Large folio. Manuscript in Dutch, written in one hand in a neat, 17th-century hand cursive hand. With 65 coat of arms, almost all of them coloured by hand. Also with some spaces for coats of arms left blank. A loose leaf added to volume with 34 ink-drawn and contemporary hand-coloured small coats of arms with accompanying text written in a cursive 17th-century hand. 19th-century half brown cloth (vol. 1) and red buckram (vol. 2), brown decorated paper sides, titles in gold on the front boards. [4 (plus 1 loose leaf)]; [8] ll. Full description
€ 6,000
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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. [3], [1 blank], [43], [1 blank], [44], [36] ll. Full description
€ 12,500
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