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265 portraits of celebrities in 10 different editions, from the library of Jean de Boulonois

[SAXONY].
Saxoniae ducum caesarib. creand. viivirum; et caeserorum a Friderico I. ad Christianum II. fratres et agnatos. Genuinae effig: Cum collect. et epigramm. Marci Henningi. A.
Augsburg, Ex caelatura et officina. Dominicus Custos eiconoge, 1601. Folio. 34 ll. With engraved title-page, full-page map of Saxony and Thüringen in a cartouche, full-page coat of arms of the Saxomian king, and engraved dedication, beautifully engraved head- and tailpieces and 21 engraved portraits (ca. 182 x 128 mm.) of Saxonian monarchs and dukes from Frederik I Bellicosus till Johannes Ernestus II.
(2) GENEALOGIA serenissimor. Boiariae ducum et quorundam genuinae effigies. A Wolffg. Kiliano Aug. aeri incisae.
Augsburg, Johann Praetorius for Dominicus Custos, 1605. Folio. 16 ll.
Engraved title-page, 9 engraved half-page portraits (176x122mm.) by Wolfgang Kilian (1581- Augsburg -1662).Original edition of these beautiful portraits.
(3) HENNINGUS, Marcus. Tirolensium principum comitum ab an. Virg. partus M.CC.XXIX usque ad ann. MDC. genuinae eicones. Singulorum insignia: quorundam emblemata.
Augsburg, Johannes Praetorius for Dominicus Custos, 1599. Folio. 38 leaves with the last blank.
Engraved title-page, engraved dedication and full-page engraved coat of arms, engaved map of Tirol in cartouche and 28 full-page portraits (ca. 220x140mm.).
(4) BARLANDUS, Adrianus. Chroniques des ducs de Brabant, composees par adrian Barlande, rhetoricien de Louvain, et nouvellement enriches de leurs figures & pourtraits. Par la despense & vigilance de Jean Bapt. Vrient.
Antwerp, Jean Baptist Vrints, 1603. Folio. (18), 192, (6) pp. With engraved coat of arms on the title, engraved dedicatioon, double-page map of Brabant, dated 1599 and 36 full-page portraits (ca. 208x136mm.).
(4) BARLANDUS, Adrianus. Chroniques des ducs de Brabant, composees par adrian Barlande, rhetoricien de Louvain, et nouvellement enriches de leurs figures & pourtraits. Par la despense & vigilance de Jean Bapt. Vrient.
Antwerp, Jean Baptist Vrints, 1603. Folio. (18), 192, (6) pp. With engraved coat of arms on the title, engraved dedicatioon, double-page map of Brabant, dated 1599 and 36 full-page portraits (ca. 208x136mm.).
(5) MARTIN, Cornelius. Les genealogies, et anciennes descentes des forestiers et comtes de Flandre, ... par Corneille Marti Zelandoys, ...
Antwerp, Jacques Mesens for Jean Baptist Vrints, 1598. Folio. (6), 120 pp.
With engraved title-page, engraved dedication and map of Flandres, 40 full-page portraits (ca. 205x142mm.) and an engraved allegorical plate with an engraved poem by Ch. de Navieres underneath on the last leaf.
(6) GALLE, Philippus. Les vies et alliances des comtes de Hollande et Zelande, seigneurs de Frise.
Antwerp, Christoffel Plantin for Philippus Galle, 1586. Folio. 75, (3) pp.
With title vignette of the Dutch Virgin in an enclosure, engraved by Philippus Galle in 1578 and 36 full-page portraits (ca. 208x122mm) of the counts of Holland and Zealand, engraved, also in 1578, by Philippus Galle after the drawings by Michael Thibaut.
(7) PASSE the elder, Crispijn de. Effigies regum ac principum, eorum scilicet, quorum vis ac potentia in re nautica seu marina prae caeteris spectabilis est ... Summa diligentia et artificio depictae, et tabellis aeneis incisae à Crispiano Passaeo Zelando. Adiectis in singulas hexastichis Matthaeiae Quadi chalcographi.
[Cologne, 1598]. (1 quire: 6 leaves with the text in letterpress: 'Initium artis navigandi, eiusque praecipui autores et acto', dated: Coloniae, 1598, ipso die Theophoriae.)
With engraved title-page, 4 added engravings of ships and 2 engraved celestial maps (Imagines coeli septentrionales and Meridionales) and the 18 portraits (ca. 138x100mm.)belonging to this edition. Added are the beautiful portrait of Fredrik Henry (Hollstein 728) and a second portrait of Maurits (Hollstein 789, dated 1600) and 2 other portraits, pasted on the versos of two portraits: the portraits of Christian IIII of Denmark and Francis Drake, opposite the portraits of the same men by Van de Passe), most of them signed by Crispijn van de Passe and dated 1595-1598.
Added are 27 (out of 51) portaits of political figures and authors from the Low Countries from:
(8) GALLE, Philippus. Illustrium Galliae Belgicae scriptorum icones et elogi.
Antwerpen, Philippus Galle, 1604.
Without a title-page. The portraits (ca. 172x118mm.) are: Viglius Zuichemus (19), Gabriel Mudaeus (20), Franciscus Balduinus (21), Jodocus Damhouder (22), , Jacobus Raevardus (23), Petrus Peckius (24), Joannes Wamesius (25), Joh. Goropius Becanus (31), Joannes Beverus Hanno (34), Erasmus (35b), Augustinus Hunnaeus (35), Patrus Nannius (36), Cornelius Valerius (37), and 38-51 (a.o. Willem Canter (40), Jan Lievens (41), Ogier Ghislain de Busbeck (44), Abraham Ortelius (45), Janus Secundus (46), Nicolaus Grudius (47)), Macopedius (48)). all with engraved poem by Franciscus Raphelengius or A. Miraeus, Jac. Rol, Janus Lernutius and others underneath.
(9) GALLE, Philippus. Virorum doctorum de disciplinis benemerentium effigies XLIIII a Philippo Galleo.
Antwerp, Philippus Galle, 1572.
Engraved title-page, 26 (out of 44) engraved portraits (ca. 175x 123mm.) on large paper.
The preface by Galle (2 pp.) is lacking. Then follow 26 (out of 44) portraits with the inscriptions underneath engraved in the copperplates: being the second issue (1572b edition). This 1572 edition aims at providing the contemporary reader with a selection of the foremost humanits and scholars of the time.
(10) Added are 40 (out of 50) portraits (ca. 17 x 12.5 cm.) from the 1587 edition, the promised supplement to the 1572 edition.
10 portrait series in 1 volume. Contemporary full brown calf, both sides magnificently tooled in gold with a floral roll along the edges and four cornerpieces, an oval gilt coat of arms in a wreath with the motto 'Ad Aethera virtus' in the centre, spine profusely gilt in compartments and lettered in gold.The coat of arms is of Jean de Boulonois a clergyman from the Collège at Abbeville and so the book was in his possession ('un chevron chargé de trois besants (boules=Boulonnois) acc. de trois étoiles').
€ 29,500
Good copy with the engravings printed on large folio leaves from the library of Jean de Boulonois, the rector of the Gymnasium at Abbeville, North-Western France: ownership's entry dated 1608 on the first title.- (Some browning at places; some waterstaining in the upper margin; with many very interesting annotations in contemporary handwriting (in nrs. 7-10) containing mostly biographical data and verses on some of the persons depicted). Ad 2: Thieme-Becker, XX, p. 302-303; A. Hämmerle, Die Augsb. Künstlerfam. Kilian (1922). Ad 3: Jöcher-Adel. II, col. 1917; VD 16, H1932. Ad 4: Bibl. Belg. I, p. 173. Ad 5: Belg. Typogr. 2060. Ad 6: Sellink I, p. 65; II, plates 2, 48-49; not in Belg. Typogr. Ad 7: Hollstein, XV, no. 850. Ad 8: Sellink II, pp. 231-233. Ad 9: Sellink I, p.p. 48-53, II, app. 2B; Belg. Typogr. 1219. Ad 10: Sellink I, pp. 53-57; II, app. 2C; Belg. Typogr. 1211.
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