La Grande Chronique Ancienne Et Moderne,De Hollande, Zelande, Vvest-Frise, Utrecht, Frise, Overyssel & Groeningen, jusques a la fin de l'An 1600.
Tome Premier. A Dordrecht. de l'Impression de Iacob Canin, pour l'Auteur. Avec privilege pour dix ans. [Dordrecht, 1601.]
Hand coloured engraved titlepage, sheet 290 x 190mm. 11½ x 7½". Trimmed to plate. Foxing, staining and creasing. Tatty extremities, with chips and small tears.
Decorative motifs include ships and trading merchants on a quayside; musical instruments; armour and weaponry, and books and scientific instruments. From Volume I of the first edition of the chronicle and genealogy of the counts of Holland and their families by the French historian and poet Jean François Le Petit (1546 - 1614 or 1615). The first volume is in its greater part, the translation of the "Divisie-Kroniek", works of the monk Cornelius Aurelius who about 1517 resided at the monastery of Lopsen close to Leiden (Netherlands).
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