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Charming atlas of the Seventeen Provinces

COLOM, Jacob Aertsz.

De vyerighe colom klaer vertoonende in vyftich onderscheydene curieuse caarten de XVII Nederlantsche provincien.
Amsterdam, Jacob Aertsz. Colom, [ca. 1660]. Oblong 4to (21.5 x 28 cm). With engraved allegorical title-page by Experiens Sillemans, incorporating the arms of the 17 provinces of Low Countries, and 50 engraved plates (47 maps, and 3 plates containing 117 portraits of the Counts of Brabant, Flanders and Holland). 19th-century vellum.

€ 6,500

Second Dutch edition of a charming atlas of the Seventeen Provinces (more or less the modern Netherlands and Belgium), composed and published by the ambitious Amsterdam map- and globe maker, printer and publisher Jacob Aertsz. Colom (1600-1673). The illustrations are printed from the plates of the rare first Dutch edition (1635), but the text is updated.
Apart from the general maps of the Netherlands (in Roman times as well as in the 17th century) and the Seventeen provinces, there are many detailed maps of regions and cities with the surrounding areas, including the Meierij van 's-Hertogenbosch, Bergen op Zoom, Breda, Valkenburgh and Dalem, Mechelen, diocese of Liège, Namur, Veluwe, Zutphen, island of Dordrecht, Delfland, 6 maps of the new polders (Bijlmermeer, Purmer, Wormer, Heerhugowaard, Diemermeer, Zijpe), Walcheren, Ooster- and Westergoo, and Sevenwolden.
Title-page wrinkled, with a vertical tear trough half of the engraved title-page, the last few leaves have been damp at some point, resulting into foxing, frayed margins and to a restoration to the head margin of the last plate. A good copy.
Koeman, Col 5; V.d. Krogt, Koeman’s Atlantes Neerlandici IIIB, 365:02 (pp. 635-637); Shirley, British Library T.COLM-1a; STCN 853365954; Tiele, Bibl. 262.

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