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Lot 581

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Rare lavishly hand-coloured copy

Notitia Marchionatus Sacri Romani Imperii, hoc est Urbis et agri Antverpiensis, oppidorum, dominiorum, monasteriorum, castellorumque [...].

LE ROY, Jacques

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Lot description

Amsterdam, A. Magnus, 1678

Folio: [8 incl. engr. title]-504 pp.; 83 pl. (map of the diocese of Antwerp and pl. of Argenteau castle as often missing, dedication to Charles II missing, tables bound after title instead of at the end, folds pl. Antwerp cathedral and Tongerlo Abbey restored on verso, hole restored in marg. f. M1, occ. spotting).

Contemp. vellum, blind-stamped boards, flat spine with black leather title label (spine def., joints split).

First edition of this important topographical work on the marquisate of Antwerp by J. Le Roy (1633-1719). Richely hand-coloured ill.: an engr. title by A. van Diepenbeeck, 1 map "Marchionatus Sacri Romani Imperii", 2 city plans (Antwerp, Breda), 15 double-page or folding pl. with views of the Jesuit church, and funeral monuments, monasteries, castles i.a. "Monasteri S. Michaelis abbati", "Cartusiam Liranam", "Castrum toparchiae de Broechem", "Cleydael", "Tungerloa", "Turnhout celebre Taxandriae municipium", "Corsendonca", 55 smaller pl. on 44 ff. showing views of Berchem, Schilde, Schoten, Wijnegem, Corsendonk, Grobbendonk, Westerlo, Westmalle, Hoogstraten, Hoboken, Monkhoven, Burcht, Turnhout, Boom and 10 full-page pl. showing mostly funeral monuments, the engr. "schema metallorum" at the end of the tables. Enriched with a sm. engr. view of "Praetorium Boulaer" by F. Ertinger on p. 95. Ms. list of pl. bound at the end.
Ref. BB III:831-838:L-102. - STCN (i.a. BL).
Prov. Charles Montagu, earl of Halifax (1661-1715), English statesmand and poet (arm. bookpl.). - Sir Charles George Young (1795-1869), officer of arms at the College or Arms (id.). - Evelyn Philip Shirley (1812-1882), British politician and genealogist (id.). - Alexis Verbouwe (1872-1968), Flemish photographer, historian and collector of Flemish historical-typographical iconography (mod. bookpl.).

Lot 581

Rare lavishly hand-coloured copy

Notitia Marchionatus Sacri Romani Imperii, hoc est Urbis et agri Antverpiensis, oppidorum, dominiorum, monasteriorum, castellorumque [...].

LE ROY, Jacques

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