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Blaeu, Joan
NOVUM AC MAGNUM THEATRUM URBIUM BELGICAE FOEDERATE... [WITH:] NOVUM AC MAGNUM THEATRUM URBIUM BELGICAE REGIAE. AMSTERDAM: BLAEU, [1649]
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Blaeu, Joan
NOVUM AC MAGNUM THEATRUM URBIUM BELGICAE FOEDERATE... [WITH:] NOVUM AC MAGNUM THEATRUM URBIUM BELGICAE REGIAE. AMSTERDAM: BLAEU, [1649]
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Blaeu, Joan
NOVUM AC MAGNUM THEATRUM URBIUM BELGICAE FOEDERATE... [WITH:] NOVUM AC MAGNUM THEATRUM URBIUM BELGICAE REGIAE. AMSTERDAM: BLAEU, [1649]
Third Latin edition, 2 volumes, folio (530 x 335mm.), Latin text, 2 engraved titles with printed overslips, 223 engraved maps, eighteenth century red morocco, elaborately bordered in gilt, spine with raised bands in eight compartments, black morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, expert restoration at edges and joints
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Provenance

Henry B. H. Beaufoy (1786-1851), armorial bookplate; George Beaufoy, Christie's, Manson & Woods, June 1909; William Hesketh Lever, Viscount Leverhulme (1851-1925), armorial bookplate

Literature

Koeman, Bl 66 and 67

Catalogue Note

A FINE SET OF BLAEU’S FAMOUS TOWNBOOKS OF THE LOW COUNTRIES, IN A HANDSOME BINDING. "Of all the Blaeu atlases, the townbooks of the Netherlands are held in the highest esteem in the Netherlands. This is partly due to the fact that their composition is linked up with the struggle for independence from Spain of the Dutch Republic in the 17th century" (Koeman).

This copy with slightly variant titles to Koeman Bl 66 and Bl67, printed on mounted overslips and without page numbers (otherwise collating as per Koeman). "In his third edition we find the same views and plans arranged in nearly the same order as in the second edition, but a smaller number of plates [i.e. mapsheets], as several half sheets of the first edition have been combined to make whole sheets ... Several plans have been amended, some of them to a considerable extent ... The text has been reset ... This third edition is extended with extracts from the privileges granted by Philip II and Louis XIV" (Koeman).

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