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Lot 1071: FREDERICK HENRY, PRINCE OF ORANGE -- (COMMELIN (COMMELYN), I.). Fredrick He

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

16 November 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: FREDERICK HENRY, PRINCE OF ORANGE -- (COMMELIN (COMMELYN), I.). Fredrick Hendrick van Nassauw Prince v. Orangien zyn Leven en Bedryf. Utr., Wed. v. Snellaert & G. Nieuwenhuisen, 1652. 2 in 1 vol. (8), 276, (6); (2), 216, (4) pp. W. engr. ti. & engr. portr. by I. v. Meurs and 27 (of 34?) engr. views, maps, etc., of which 1 large fold. Fol. Cont. cf. w. raised bands. (Bind. rather chafed/rubbed, 7 plates lack (not according to the register of plates!), a few small tears, some marg. wormholes, some minor browning). Second edition of this biography, first published in 1651, four years after Frederick Henry's death. The work gives an account of all the important events which occurred in Holland between 1627 and 1647. Among the Dutch undertakings during the government of Frederick Henry was the seizure of northern Brazil. The book contains a long passage about this event. - Borba de Moraes, Bibliogr. Brasiliana, p. 194 (first edition); Haitsma Mulier/v.d. Lem, 117b; De Buck, 2382; Atlas v. Stolk, 1933 (first ed.). According to the 'Register der platen in dit boek begreepen' all the 27 plates are present, but all the reference works call for 34 plates.
Estimated Price: € 600

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