Item #271 Ordonnantie [bound with] Dongheualueerde. ANTWERP.
Ordonnantie [bound with] Dongheualueerde.
Ordonnantie [bound with] Dongheualueerde.
Ordonnantie [bound with] Dongheualueerde.
Ordonnantie [bound with] Dongheualueerde.
Ordonnantie [bound with] Dongheualueerde.
Ordonnantie [bound with] Dongheualueerde.
Ordonnantie [bound with] Dongheualueerde.
Ordonnantie [bound with] Dongheualueerde.
Ordonnantie [bound with] Dongheualueerde.
Ordonnantie [bound with] Dongheualueerde.
Ordonnantie [bound with] Dongheualueerde.
Two Extensively Illustrated Works on the Coinage of the Low Countries.

Ordonnantie [bound with] Dongheualueerde.

Interesting Sammelband of two works illustrated with hundreds of woodcuts of coinage, published by Christopher Plantin at the pinnacle of his career, when he operated 20 presses and employed more than 70 skilled workers. The first work is a 1576 reprint (first edition: 1575) of a royal ordinance sent to the Council of Brabant regarding the gold and silver coins that were currently legal tender in the Netherlands. 360 carefully executed woocuts of coins, (obverse and reverse of 180 coins), rendered in actual size. The work has two appendices: a list of annual fairs and festivals, and a list with a further 20 woodcut images on dark grounds illustrating gold coin weight standards. The second work is a first edition of a valuer, with 1273 illustrations of coins in actual size (obverse and reverse) in current or past use in the cities, duchies, regions, and lordships of the Low Countries. Such handbooks would have been of essential use to moneychangers and merchants in regional markets, and at least two exemplars with precisely the same makeup as ours are known. Works such as this survive in low numbers, because they were often literally used to pieces. Very good copies, both complete, of important illustrated products of Plantin's press.


Full titles: ORDONNANTIE | Prouiſionnael ons Heeren des | Conincx opt ſtuck ende Tolerantie vanden | Prijs ende loop vande[n] gouden ende ſiluere[n] | Munte/ cours ende ganch hebbende | ouer al des C. Maieſteyts lan- | den van herwertſouer. || [Woodcut portrait of Philip II of Spain] || T'ANTVVERPEN, | By Chriſtoffel Plantin, | inden gulden Paſſer. | Ende by Guillaem van Parijs op de Lombaerde | Deſte/ inden guiden Pellicaen. || M. CCCCC. LXXVI. 
    Bound with: 
Dongheualueerde | gouden ende ſilueren Munte van | diueerſche Coninckrijcken/ Hertoochdom- | men/ Graefchappen/ Heerlijcheden, Landen ende | Steden/ ſoo oude als nieuwe die noyt in | prente en zijn gheweeſt. || Ende oock eenighe Penninghen ſoo wel van goudt | als van ſiluere ghemaeckt inde Munte vande | Landen van herwaerts ouer/ die welcke  | niet ghenaempt oft gheſtelt en zijn | inde leſte permiſſie. || [Double woodcut portrait of Philip II of Spain and Anna of Austria] || T'ANTVVERPEN, | By Chriſtoffel Plantijn, inden gul- | den Paſſer. | Ende by Guillaem van Parijs op de Lombaerde | Deſte/ inden guiden Pellicaen. | 1575. 

Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1575-1576.

Octavo, 157 x 110 x 36 mm (binding), 154 x 108 x 32 mm (text block). I: A-I8 [72] ff. II: A-Z8 Aa-Dd8 [216] ff. Contemporary vellum drummed over pasteboard, titled in manuscript on spine. Some wear and soiling. Interior: First two leaves of both works with old marginal mends, not affecting text; leaves fingersoiled with scattered staining; tail margin of second work a bit precious, with a few catchwords or signatures partially trimmed.

Provenance:

Bookplate of Barreau de Cassation to upper pastedown. 

I: Voet 2014; Pettegree NB 24808. II: Voet 2013. 

Item #271

Price: $4,200.00

Status: On Hold

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