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*** Extremely rare map of the 17 Provinces, by Pieter Verbiest. *** 1630

EXTREMELY RARE MAP OF THE 17 PROVINCES BY PIETER VERBIEST. Perhaps there was an earlier state of this map: in the title, at the end of the word INFERIOR, there are still traces of two erased letters: IS (from INFERIORIS), and at the end of the word Antwerpiensi, an S has been erased. The title appears in an ornamental cartouche in the upper right corner, decorated by Mercury and several putti with instruments. The imprint appears in the centre of the bottom border. The map is framed by decorative borders on all sides. The town views in ovals appear in a frame that runs along the top of the map and halfway down both sides. A total of 17 town views are present, one important town from each province: Namen - Mechelen - Atrecht - Berghen in Henegow - Limburch - Ghendt - Luxenburcch - Antwerpen - Bruxel -Amstelredam - Nimmegen - Utrech - Middelburch - Zutphen - Liewaerd - Groeningen - Deventer. The bottom border shows the coats of arms of the Seventeen Provinces, the southern provinces (under den Coning) to the left, and the northern ones (Vereenichde Landen) to the right. Schilder quotes one copy of this first edition - No copy in the Netherlands - Unknown to Van der Heyden. States: 1st state: 1630 - 1 recorded copy: Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2nd state: 1632 - 1 recorded copy: Brussel, Kon. Bibl. 3rd state: 1636 - 3 recorded copies: Brussel, Kon. Bibl.; Milano, Castello Sforzesco; Private English coll. (without bottom border) 4th state: 1639 - 1 recorded copy: Private Belgian coll. 5th state: 1649 - 1 recorded copy: Private foundation (formerly Stopp) 6th state: 1666 - 1 recorded copy: Amsterdam, Univ.Bibl.


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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Item Number:  27742
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > The Low Countries
References: Schilder 6 - #56; Van der Heijden (Netherlands) - Map #95

Old, antique map of the Seventeen Provinces, by Pieter Verbiest.

Oude, antieke kaart van de Zeventien Provinciën, door Pieter Verbiest.

With decorative borders.

First state - only one copy recorded, no copy in the Netherlands.

Date of the first edition: 1630
Date of this map: 1630
Date on map: 1630

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 46.5 x 55cm (18.1 x 21.5 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Original coloured, two additional vertical folds, small reinforcements to folds at the back, short margins. Good copy.
Condition Rating: A
References: Schilder 6, #56.1; Van der Heijden (Netherlands), Map #95; Hollstein XXXV, p.188 - Pieter Verbiest, 10.1

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

EXTREMELY RARE MAP OF THE 17 PROVINCES BY PIETER VERBIEST. Perhaps there was an earlier state of this map: in the title, at the end of the word INFERIOR, there are still traces of two erased letters: IS (from INFERIORIS), and at the end of the word Antwerpiensi, an S has been erased. The title appears in an ornamental cartouche in the upper right corner, decorated by Mercury and several putti with instruments. The imprint appears in the centre of the bottom border. The map is framed by decorative borders on all sides. The town views in ovals appear in a frame that runs along the top of the map and halfway down both sides. A total of 17 town views are present, one important town from each province: Namen - Mechelen - Atrecht - Berghen in Henegow - Limburch - Ghendt - Luxenburcch - Antwerpen - Bruxel -Amstelredam - Nimmegen - Utrech - Middelburch - Zutphen - Liewaerd - Groeningen - Deventer. The bottom border shows the coats of arms of the Seventeen Provinces, the southern provinces (under den Coning) to the left, and the northern ones (Vereenichde Landen) to the right. Schilder quotes one copy of this first edition - No copy in the Netherlands - Unknown to Van der Heyden. States: 1st state: 1630 - 1 recorded copy: Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2nd state: 1632 - 1 recorded copy: Brussel, Kon. Bibl. 3rd state: 1636 - 3 recorded copies: Brussel, Kon. Bibl.; Milano, Castello Sforzesco; Private English coll. (without bottom border) 4th state: 1639 - 1 recorded copy: Private Belgian coll. 5th state: 1649 - 1 recorded copy: Private foundation (formerly Stopp) 6th state: 1666 - 1 recorded copy: Amsterdam, Univ.Bibl.


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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