Description: BIBLES -- BIBLIA NEERLANDICA -- (MARTIN, D.). Historie des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments. (Vert. d. W. Séwel). Amst., P. Mortier, 1700. 2 vols. (18), 282, (8); (26), 163, (11) pp. W. 2 variant engr. fronts., lge. engr. vign. on each ti., 32 engr. head- & tailpieces, 5 engr. double-p. maps (incl. a world map & 3 indexes) & 214 engr. plates (141 to the Old & 73 to the NT) w. c. 428 illustrations. Lge-fol. Richly gilt dec. cont. cf. w. large gilt center pieces on all sides (as seen often on these volumes), spines raised in compartments, beautifully dec. endpapers. (Extremities a bit dam., binds. a bit rubbed/chafed, margins. ti-p. vol. 1 rep., a few (marg.) tears/stains, slightly foxed in a few places, but in good interior condition, w. ample margins). So-called 'Grote bijbel van Mortier'. One of the finest illustrated bibles produced in the Netherlands with engravings after Luyken, Picart/d, Goeree, Tideman, Hoet by Baptist, Blois, Mulder a.o. On this luxurious bible cf. Van Eeghen/v.d. Kellen, 351; Klaversma/Hannema, 180, 187; Poortman II, 98-105.
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