Veiling 349 Old & Rare Books - Atlases
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KAERIUS, P. (PIETER VAN DEN KEERE). Germania Inferior, id est, XVII Provinciarum ejus novæ et exactæ Tabulæ Geographicæ, cum Luculentis Singularum descriptionibus additis à P. Montano. Amst., P. Kaerius, 1617. (2), 94, (6) pp. W. engr. ti.-p. and 25 plain double-p. maps in text (of which 1 is actually a sequence of 5 historical scenes w. captions in Latin underneath and 1 small map, printed on 2 oblong copper plates). Fol. Cont. limp vellum w. overl. sides. (Ties fail, some age-toning/browning and unobtrusive traces of use throughout, map 'Geldria & Transysulana' printed upside down, last blank has some staining, but a superb and complete copy).

First edition, second state, of the first atlas in folio size of the Low Countries. With all the features of the first edition (dated in all places 1617, map of Flanders and 'Leo Belgicus' as they appear in the 1617 edition, etc.), but with the map 'Frisia Orientalis' (called for twice in the index) at end on pp. 93-94 (with Latin text on the back side). Pieter van der Keere (1571-c. 1646) dedicated this atlas to the States General of the United Provinces. The Latin text was written by Van der Keere's brother in law Petrus Montanus, while Petrus Scriverius, Daniel Heinsius and Petrus Bertius contributed with poems in Latin and Greek. Contains one of the most famous of all printed maps, the Leo Belgicus, by Hendrik Floris van Langren (cf. Van der Heijden, Leo Belgicus, 4.2). Inscribed on the title-page in ink by Christian Friedrich Temler (1717-1780), Danish collector of books and civil servant. His library comprised c. 6,500 volumes, many of which were very rare. It was sold at auction in 1781. - V.d. Krogt. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, III-b, 364:01.

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