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Very rare map of Brabant, by Pieter Verbiest. 1628

EXTREMELY RARE MAP OF BRABANT, BY PIETER VERBIEST.

The first title in capitals appears in the centre below the top border; a second title including the name of the publisher and the date of issue is in a carouche in the lower left corner.

The map is framed on four sides by town views, costumed figures, portraits and coats of arms.

Top border: Albertus D.G. Archidux Austriae ... (portrait) - Leuven - Bruxel - Insigne Ducatus Brabantiae (coat of arms) - Antwerpen - s'Hertogenbosch - Isabella Clara ... (portrait).
Bottom border: Marchionatus Sacri Impery Insigne (coat of arms) - Tienen - Bergen op Zoom - Lier - Son. Excellentie Marquis Spinola (portrait) - Helmondt - Breda - Mechelen ) - Insigne Dominy Mechliniensis (coat of arms).
The side borders of the map are framed by costumed figures of the different social classes.

One recorded copy of this first edition with decorative borders.

States according to Dorigo-Franssen:

1st state: 1628 - 3 recorded copies: Tilburg, Bibl. Kath. Univ. Brabant; Paris, Bibl. Nat. (without borders); Vilnius VUB (Without bottom border).
2nd state: dated 1628 but between c. 1633 and 1637): Some cartographic changes and the course of the Maas is extended into the edge. - 1 recorded copy: Private Coll. Oomen.
3rd state: 1637 - 2 recorded copies: Brussel, Kon. Bibl.; Paris, Bibl. Nat. (without borders)
4th state: 1647 - 1 recorded copy: Our copy, now in Belgian private coll.
5th state: 1666 - 2 recorded copies: Paris, Bibl. Nat.; Private foundation (formerly Stopp)


Pieter Verbiest (Petrus Verbist) and Isaak Verbiest (Isack Verbist)

Pieter Verbiest (Antwerpen, 1607-1674) was an Antwerp cartographer and engraver. Little is known about his life.
One of his most important works is the Novus Tabularum Geographicorum Belgicae (Antwerp, 1636), a pocket atlas of which two more editions were published later (1644 and 1652). Isaak Verbiest, probably a brother of Pieter, drew and engraved certain maps. Their collaboration also led to the production of two rare world maps.

Pieter Verbiest also published folio maps as separate publications. Koeman describes three editions of a Verbiest atlas of the Netherlands, published between 1636 and 1652. Only one copy of each of these atlases is known.
Verbiest-maps, some with beautiful decorative borders with city views, costumed figures and coats of arms, were sometimes bound in composite atlases. Occasionally, copies of these scarce maps come onto the market.

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Brabantia Ducatus / Tabula Ducatus Brabantiae Continens Marchionatum Sacri Imperij et Dominium Mechliniense - Magna Cura edita à Petri Verbist Anno 1628.

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Item Number:  27743
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Belgium
References: Schilder 6 - #60; Dorigo-Franssen (Brabant) - #39.1; Hollstein XXXV - p. 192 Pieter Verbiest 13.1

Old, antique map of Brabant, by Pieter Verbiest.

Oude, antieke kaart van Brabant, door Pieter Verbiest.

Oriented to the west.
With decorative borders.

First state - only one copy with borders recorded.

Date of the first edition: 1628
Date of this map: 1628
Date on map: 1628

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 46.5 x 55.5cm (18.1 x 21.6 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Original coloured, two additional vertical folds, small reinforcement to lower right folds at the back, short margins. Good copy.
Condition Rating: A
References: Schilder 6, #60; Dorigo-Franssen (Brabant), #39.1; Hollstein XXXV, p. 192 Pieter Verbiest 13.1

Separate publication. From a composite atlas published c. 1630.

Old, antique map of Brabant, by Pieter Verbiest.

Oriented to the west

Engraver: Pieter Verbiest

Date of the first edition: 1628.
Date of this map: 1628.
Date on map: 1628.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 46.5 x 55.5 cm (18.31 x 21.85 inch).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Original coloured, two additional vertical folds, small reinforcement to lower right folds at the back, short margins. Good copy.
Condition Rating: A

References: Schilder 6, #60; Dorigo-Franssen (Brabant), #39.1.

From: Separate publication. From a composite atlas published c. 1630.

EXTREMELY RARE MAP OF BRABANT, BY PIETER VERBIEST.

The first title in capitals appears in the centre below the top border; a second title including the name of the publisher and the date of issue is in a carouche in the lower left corner.

The map is framed on four sides by town views, costumed figures, portraits and coats of arms.

Top border: Albertus D.G. Archidux Austriae ... (portrait) - Leuven - Bruxel - Insigne Ducatus Brabantiae (coat of arms) - Antwerpen - s'Hertogenbosch - Isabella Clara ... (portrait).
Bottom border: Marchionatus Sacri Impery Insigne (coat of arms) - Tienen - Bergen op Zoom - Lier - Son. Excellentie Marquis Spinola (portrait) - Helmondt - Breda - Mechelen ) - Insigne Dominy Mechliniensis (coat of arms).
The side borders of the map are framed by costumed figures of the different social classes.

One recorded copy of this first edition with decorative borders.

States according to Dorigo-Franssen:

1st state: 1628 - 3 recorded copies: Tilburg, Bibl. Kath. Univ. Brabant; Paris, Bibl. Nat. (without borders); Vilnius VUB (Without bottom border).
2nd state: dated 1628 but between c. 1633 and 1637): Some cartographic changes and the course of the Maas is extended into the edge. - 1 recorded copy: Private Coll. Oomen.
3rd state: 1637 - 2 recorded copies: Brussel, Kon. Bibl.; Paris, Bibl. Nat. (without borders)
4th state: 1647 - 1 recorded copy: Our copy, now in Belgian private coll.
5th state: 1666 - 2 recorded copies: Paris, Bibl. Nat.; Private foundation (formerly Stopp)


Pieter Verbiest (Petrus Verbist) and Isaak Verbiest (Isack Verbist)

Pieter Verbiest (Antwerpen, 1607-1674) was an Antwerp cartographer and engraver. Little is known about his life.
One of his most important works is the Novus Tabularum Geographicorum Belgicae (Antwerp, 1636), a pocket atlas of which two more editions were published later (1644 and 1652). Isaak Verbiest, probably a brother of Pieter, drew and engraved certain maps. Their collaboration also led to the production of two rare world maps.

Pieter Verbiest also published folio maps as separate publications. Koeman describes three editions of a Verbiest atlas of the Netherlands, published between 1636 and 1652. Only one copy of each of these atlases is known.
Verbiest-maps, some with beautiful decorative borders with city views, costumed figures and coats of arms, were sometimes bound in composite atlases. Occasionally, copies of these scarce maps come onto the market.

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