Famiano Strada - De Bello Belgico Decas Prima (in-folio edition) - 1632

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Famiano Strada - De Bello Belgico Decas Prima (in-folio edition) - 1632
History, Illustrated, War history, Belgium - Quantity: 1 - tipped in plates - Book

STRADA Famiano

DE BELLO BELGICO
DECAS PRIMA AB EXCESSU CAROLI V. IMP. AN. 1555 USQUE AD INITIA PRAEFECTURAE ALEXANDRI FARNESII PARMAE, AC PLACENTIAE DUCIS AN. 1578


Rome (1632) - Francesco Corbelletti

1 BIG volume in folio (340 mm x 240 mm)

[12], 374, [90] p.;
11 COPPER ENGRAVED PLATES SHOWING BATTLE SCENES

WONDERFUL ENGRAVED TITLE PAGE WITH THE FAMOUS "LEO BELGICUS", a geographical representation in which the map of Netherland takes the shape of a LION RAMPANT.
COMPLETE FIRST PART!

XVIII CENTURY HALF VELLUM BINDING WITH BOARDS COVERED BY PAPER DECORATED WITH FLORAL MOTIFS; spine with three raised bands. Edges worn. Handwritten title piece applied on spine. Two tears (p. 305 and 312) skillfully repaired. Upper margin of first 5 leaves browned; the upper margin of the mock title is frayed. Slight waterstain in the external margin of the first and last leaves. First 5 leaves with the upper margin slightly shorter (few mm) than the following ones. Some leaf uniformly browned, due the quality of the paper. Some browning / foxing to some page (e.g. title page, p. 297), but in general a good copy of this scarce work.

VERY SCARCE AND IMPORTANT WORK DEALING WITH THE EIGHTY YEARS' WAR (1568 - 1648), ENDED IN 1648 WITH THE PEACE OF WESTPHALIA. THE DUTCH REPUBLIC BECAME, FOR ALL INTENTS, WAS RECOGNISED AS INDEPENDENT, FREED FROM THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Belgium, History, Illustrated, War history
Author/ Illustrator
Famiano Strada
Book Title
De Bello Belgico Decas Prima (in-folio edition)
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1632
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Francesco Corbelletti
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Extras
tipped in plates
Dimensions
348×245 mm
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