ZEELAND -- SMALLEGANGE, M. Nieuwe Cronyk van Zeeland, Dl. 1 (=all publ.). Middelburg, J. Meertens & A. v. Someren, 1696 (=1700). (10), 774, 12, (12) pp. W. engr. front. by Mulder, engr. 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 raised in compartments, traces of ties. (Spine & hinges dam., corners have been repaired, in a few places the boards are visible, or. endpapers have been replaced, a few tiny wormholes in the margins, several maps slightly torn along the fold, plt. 422-3 loosely inserted, plt. 529-1: one lf. cleanly detached, still a good complete copy).
The most extensive description of Zeeland based on the chronicles by Eyndius and Reygersberch. The 'Nieuwe Cronyk van Zeeland' remained unfinished due to disagreements between the towns of Zeeland regarding its content. The genesis of this sumptuous chronicle took 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.
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