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Fine atlas of Southern Holland in full original colour

Title
Voorne caart-boeck van alle de dorpen, en polders gelegen inden lande van Oost, ende West Voorne, mitsgaders over Flacquée Resorteerende onder 't Comptoir der Verpondingen 's lants van Voorne, Gedaan maaken door Ordre ende Resolutie vande Heeren Breetste Geerfdens vanden selven Lande genomen op den 7e Juny 1695 Als wanneer Bailliuw ende Leenmannen waren de boven ende neven staande Heeren.
Author
HOOGHE, Romeyn de; Jan & Caspar LUYKEN; Heyman van DIJCK
Publication date
1701.
Price
£18,000
Reference
1413
  • Description

    Folio atlas (560 by 420mm), double-page engraved allegorical title with coats-of-arms by Romeyn de Hooghe, 32 double-page engraved maps, all with fine original hand-colour, original red quarter calf over publisher's boards, rubbed.

  • Notes

    First and only edition of this splendid cadastral atlas. In 1695, the 'Landen van Voorne' commissioned the surveyor Heyman van Dijck to map the territory of Voorne (South Holland). Romeyn de Hooghe was requested to decorate the maps, but would eventually only execute the title-page, which is a typical example of his rich allegorical imagery; decorated with the coats-of-arms of the administrators of Voorne, with the arms of the 'Opperdijkgraaf', Jacob Frederik Baron van Beyeren van Schagen, prominently placed in the centre. Jan and Caspar Luyken adorned the highly detailed maps with the coat-of-arms of the region depicted, often against the background of a rustic scene.

  • Bibliography

    Donkersloot-de Vrij, Top. kaarten van Ned. vóór 1750, 247; Van Eeghen & Van der Kellen 370; Klaversma & Hannema 1466; Verkruijsse, Romeyn de Hooghe, 1701.08; Landwehr, Romeyn de Hooghe, 97.