ZEELAND -- SMALLEGANGE, M. Nieuwe Cronyk van Zeeland, Dl. 1 (=alles). Middelburg, J. Meertens & A. v. Someren, 1696 (=1700). (10), 774, 12, (12) pp. W. engr. front. by Mulder, engr. (handcold.) vign. on ti. (coat of arms), 1 engr. headpiece, 1 map in the text, 3 double-p. maps (1 lge-fold.), 73 double-p./fold. plans & views, 8 full-p. engr. & 6 heraldic double-p. plates to 'Beschryving v.d. Zeelandschen adel'. Fol. Cont. cf., spine gilt and raised in compartments w. red label w. gold lettering. (Joints (partly) split, top of spine chipped, sev. plates/maps doubled or w. some skilfull marginal repairs).The most extensive description of Zeeland based on the chronicles by Eyndius and Reygersberch. The 'Nieuwe Cronyk van Zeeland' remained however unfinished due to disagreements between the towns of Zeeland regarding its content. The genesis of this sumptuous chronicle took probably more than 30 years! - Cf. at length Verkruijsse, Mattheus Smallegange (1624-1710): Zeeuws historicus, Genealoog en Vertaler, 1983, p. 343-400; Nijhoff/v. Hattum 282; Haitsma Mulier/v.d. Lem, 445d. - Ex bibl. Du Mosch and I. Greidanus (w. bookplate).
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