937. [Belgium - Brabant]

Le Grand Théâtre sacré du Duché de Brabant [...].

The Hague, G. Block, 1734

4 parts in 3 vol., folio: [6]-176-40, [2]-177/394, [2]-212, [2]-134-14 pp.; 275 pl. (2nd part of book 1 bound in vol. 1 instead of 2, vol. 2: corner torn of f. 4D2, occ. spotting).

Contemp. speckled sheep, gilt-orn. spines with raised bands (sm. scratches on covers, joints rubbed, tails and heads missing or damaged, most corners bumped). Large margined copy.

Second French ed. (1st French Van Lom, 1729) of this important chorographic work on Brabant, an anonymous redesign of the "Groot Kerkelyk toneel" (1st Dutch 1727), largely based on C. van Gestel's "Historia sacra et profana archiepiscopatus Mechliniense" (1725), and often wrongly attributed to Jacques Le Roy. It is divided into 4 parts: the Archdiocese of Mechelen, Walloon Brabant and the dioceses of Antwerp and 's-Hertogenbosch. Abundantly illustrated with more than 250 pl. (full-page, double-page or folding), engr. by a.o. J. Harrewijn and R. Blokhuysen, figuring funerary monuments, tombstones and stained glass windows, coats of arms, views of abbeys, churches, castles and convents, portraits of bishops and archbishops, 2 maps (1 double-page, and 1 fold.) and 5 in-text ill. Incl. the table with "inscriptions et épitaphes".
Ref. BB V:330-331. - STCN.

€ 2.500 / 3.000

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