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About this Item: N.P. 1598], 1610 but no date given for 1st Work, Antwerp] but no place given, 1598. Condition: Very Good. Engraved title with shipping & battle scenes + folding Map of the Low Countries by by Frans Hogenberg + 22 copperplate portraits many folding + fine engraved title to 2nd Work. 2 WORKS IN ONE VOLUME folio near contemporary calf blindstamped monogram crowned HL, spine overall gilt on raised bands (spine repaired at top compartment and lower hinge, corners & hinges worn but sound) [8]pp +623pp +[1]p blank (collates as V & A Libraries copy which catalogue attributes to 1598 from STC Dutch 1470-1600 and Antwerp place of publication: many pagination errors but collated A-Hhh in 6's except Fff in 4 with correct catchword. The first 3 pages of portraits have 2 busts each thereafter all are single full page portraits often with fore-edge folded back. All have text on the other side of the leaf. Second Work (BELLI CIVILIS IN BELGIO per quadraginta fere continuos annos gesti Historia ed. by Gaspar Ens) also without imprint but dated 1610, Titlepage +[2]pp to reader +502pp. double column text with side notes. Fine armorial bookplate Henry Edward Bunbury and another bookplate on pastedown, a few bibliographic annotations in pencil, one page has a torn piece 3x1.3" lost from the margin just affecting side-notes not text, else whole contents of the 2 Works in VG condition. *First edition of the 1st Work in Latin (preceeded by unauthorised German edition and followed by the author's own edition in Dutch). 1 volume. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # V71514

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Historia Belgica nostri potissimum temporis Belgii sub: METEREN, Emanuel van.

About this Item: First Latin edition, with Frans Hogenberg's original early map of the Low Countries and a very rare additional portrait of Van Meteren by Hendrik Hondius the Elder, dated 1599. Van Meteren's History first appeared in a 1593 German translation by the same publisher, based on an unauthorized Dutch text. The Latin translation of the German was updated with events up to 1598 without Van Meteren's knowledge. Mylius's Cologne editions include Hogenberg's original map, engraved ca. 1587. The first authorized edition, in the original Dutch, appeared in 1599 in Delft, and includes a copy of Hogenberg's map. Van Meteren's work was the first history of the Netherlands to treat the revolt against the Spanish up to the foundation of the Dutch Republic but was banned by the States-General, though the ban was lifted six months later. With the bookplate of Boies Penrose and the names of J. Hoare and Thomas Smith on first fly-leaf and title-page. Bottom of spine damaged; some old annotations in the margins; some stains. Good copy. Seller Inventory # 5459

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