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Title: La Geneologie Des Illustres Comtes De Nassau
Description: Leiden, Orlers. 1615, 2nd. Ed. Half-Leather, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Book, Avec la description de toute les Victoires lesquelles Dieu a Octroiees Aux nobles Heraults & Puissants Seigneurs, Messeignrs. Les Estats des Provinces Unies du Pais Bas Sous le Conduite & Gouvernement de son Excellence, le Prince Maurice de Nassau. Very Fine Engraved title (by de Gheijn), a large, (full page) coat of Arms ("Je Maintendray") A full page engr.Portrait of Maurits van Nassau, 43 double page engraved maps/views of (sea) battles ,sieges town plans, fortifications a map of the Low Countries ("Belgiae Inferiores") and 13 fine text engravings. (Portraits of members of this house) (VI)-(LVVIII)305 pp. A mediocre copy of a valuable work. All plates present as called for. Some plates inserted from other copies, some rebacked, or faintly printed, some waterstains. Bound in 19Th. Century 1/2 leather, spine with raised bands, new endpapers. This is the second French Edition, the1St. appeared in 1612. Most editions of this valuable work are to be considered as "very rare" according to F.Muller in his Dutch History in Pictures:Vol. I. 977; Note: 1 pp. 115-17. Orlers,1570-1646 was (later) the Burgomaster of Leiden, after his career as a publisher/printer. In spite of the somewhat mediocre condition, still a desirable work . Fair.

Keywords: Nassau

Price: EUR 765.00 = appr. US$ 831.44 Seller: Quist - Antiquaar
- Book number: 986

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