(engraved allegorical titlepage) 32 double folio maps, Contemporary half Leather with marbled paper boards, large Folio 53 x 41,5 x 3 cm. (The binding is slightly worn near the edges, the bottom spine-end and the leather corner-tips have been restored. The central coat of arms on the titlepage has been painted over in red so that the design is no longer visible. Verso of titlepage and all maps skillfully reinforced with Japanese paper. Impressive illustrated atlas of Voorne, a region in the Dutch province Zuid Holland at the time known for its abundance, maritime shipping and dike building. Here in the first and only edition, consisting of a double-page titlepage and 32 double-page maps all contemporary hand-coloured in a most attractive way. The atlas was commissioned by the states of Voorne and shows the area in 3 general maps (East, West and South Voorne) and 29 detailed maps mapped by the geometrician Heyman van Dyck. The titlepage has been engraved by Romeyn de Hooghe and is richly decorated with allegorical scenery and the coat of arms of the prominent leaders of Voorne. The 32 maps are decorated with allegorical scenes with elements of country life such as farming, fishing and hunting scenes designed by A. Steyaart and engraved by Jan and Caspar Luyken. A firm and complete copy of this splendid atlas which decorations provide an exclusive insight in the rural life at the turn of the eighteenth century.)
Voorne Caart-Boeck van alle de Dorpen, en Polders gelegen Inden Lande van Oost, ende West Voorne, Mitsgaders Over Flacqueé Resortee-rende Onder ‘t Comptoir der Verpondingen ‘s lants van Voorne, Gedaan maaken door Ordre ende Resolutie vande Heeren Breetse Geerfdens vanden selven Lande genomen op den 7e. Juny 1695. Als wanneer Bailliuw ende Leenmannen waren de boven ende neven staande Heeren.
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