Auction 358 Old & Rare Books - Religion

BIBLIA NEERLANDICA -- DEN BIBEL. Tgeheele Oude ende Nieuvve Testame[n]t met grooter naersticheyt naden Latijnsche[n] text gecorrigeert. (…) Met schoone[n] Figueren ghedruckt ende naerstelijck weder oversien. Item oock een schoone zeer profitelijcke Tafel (…) niet ghedruct geweest. (Antwerp, W. Vorsterman, 1542). 3 parts in 1 vol. (14), 196; 166; 102 lvs. W. letterpress ti. to O and NT within border consisting of 4 woodcut illustr. (the one for the NT slightly deviant), 1 fold. woodcut map of the Holy Land (270 x 390 mm), a calendar printed in red & black on 3 pp., c. 250 woodcuts of uneven size in text, partly by Jan Swart, num. decorated woodcut initials and ornaments, and printer's device of two-headed eagle on verso of final page. Fol. Later vellum, spine raised in compartments & gilt dec., black ti. label. (Inner margin of some lvs. reinforced, rep. in places, fold. map. rep. on v°, a bit stained/thumbed throughout, tear in leaf e6 (OT), small hole in inner margin leaf C6 (NT), occasional stains/small defects, but a very good copy).

Rare, complete copy of the 5th edition of the Vorsterman Bible (first 1528), richly illustrated with an abundancy of fine woodcuts, including the map of the Holy Land after Lucas Cranach. The text follows the Liesvelt Bible, was read by protestants and catholics alike and became a large success. One of the rarest 16th c. bibles. - Den Hollander 73; Belgica Typ. 464 &5201; Darlow & Moule 3285; Poortman I, pp. 92-94; Poortman & Augusteijn, Kaarten in bijbels, pp. 63-65.

€ 3000

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