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The Hague: Anna Beek. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 15 x 18". Sheet measures 21 x 25". This scarce map by Anna Beek depicts the Belgian city of Ath under attack by French troops during the Nine Years' War (1688--1697). Dating to approximately 1725, the map shows the siege of 1697, in which French troops stationed around the fortified city attempted to win it from Spanish control. The city's fortifications, walls, and surrounding moats are all depicted...
The Hague: Anna Beek, 1703. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 18 x 15". Sheet measures 25 x 21". Battle plan from 'A collection of plans of fortifications and battles', 1684-1709, depicting The War of the Spanish Succession. Chips to margins and some creases. Anna Beek was a late-17th century publisher and engraver of maps based in the Hague. Her detailed maps and battle plans are often found in composite atlases and have become highly valued due to...
(1) Ordonnance du Roy, pour la levee... du 25 Decembre 1746. 4 pages. Paris, 1746. (2) De Par le Roy Jaen Moreau ... Intendant en Flanders & des Armees du Roy. En conformite de l'Ordonnance du Roy du 25 Decembre 1746 ... Lille, January 3, 1747. 6 pages. (3) Instruction pour Mrs. les Commissaires des Guerres, signed De Sechelle and dated January 3, 1747. 5 pages. 1747. (4) Declaration du Roi donnee a Anvers le 7 juin 1746 pour l'administration...
Leipzig: Schumann, 1908. 50 (i.e. 49) plates, one folding, tissue guards. 53pp. of double column text. Folio, cont. boards rebacked with cloth. Leipzig: Schumann, 1908. Zweite Auflage. Very good. A study on the leading representative of the early Flemish school of Antwerp and on the origin of Italianate elements in Netherlandish art.
London: Architectural Press, 1928. 26 full-page color plates. xvi + 113pp., 4to, purple cloth, d.w.; lower corners bumped, dust wrapper faded with several tears. London: The Architectural Press, 1928. Internally fine, a very good copy A Re-Issue of the Complete Set of the Exceedingly Scarce and Beautiful Delineations of Continental Cities, printed in Colours with Descriptive Notes to each Plate, and an Introduction by E. Beresford Chancellor.
Venice: Coronelli, Vincenzo, 1695. Map. Copper plate engraving with hand outline color. Image measures 17" x 23.25". Nice dark impression of Namur region in central Belgium. Includes several coats of arms. Handwritten in red ink "Forest de Ardennes". Small tear to lower margin. A few small scattered stains. Published by Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), a Venetian map and globe maker. He obtained his Doctor of Theology in 1673 in Rome and became the cosmographer to the Republic of Venice in 1684.
Amsterdam. Map. Engraving with original hand color. Image measures 20" x 22.5". Beautiful map of the Namur region of Belgium. Originally published by Justus Danckerts, this is an unusual edition by his son Theodore, who inserted his own name in the title. Margins are cropped, minor scattered foxing. Tiny tear to upper left corner.
Haarlem: Limited Editions Club, 1934. The first complete translation into English by Allan Ross MacDougall with Illustrations by Richard Floethe. 278pp. Printed in double columns. Small folio, gilt-stamped cloth; board slipcase. Haarlem: The Limited Editions Club, 1934. Near fine. The nationalistic literary masterpiece of Belgium. One of 1500 numbered copies, signed by the illustrator.