Poirters - Af-beeldinghe van d'eerste eeuwe der Societeyt Iesu - 1640

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Poirters - Af-beeldinghe van d'eerste eeuwe der Societeyt Iesu - 1640
History, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Book

[Adriaen Poirters].
Af-beeldinghe van d'eerste eeuwe der Societeyt Iesu, voor ooghen ghestelt door de Duyts-Nederlantsche Provincie der selver Societeyt.
Antwerp: Plantijn 1640.
(6) + 712 + (8) pp. Allegorical title page by M. Natalis after A. Diepenbeke + 104 emblematic illustrations by Cornelius Galle.
Half leather binding (24 x 20 cm, hinges are split, wear), note in ink on the title page, stains throughout.

This monumental book for viewing and reading, with lovely copper engravings by Cornelius Galle is a commemorative book: it was published in 1640 at the celebration of the first centenary of the Order of the Jesuits and is the Dutch edition of the Imago primi saeculi Societatis Jesu. The initiator was father Joannes Bollandus (1596-1665), who saw the work as a historical overview in six volumes. The Dutch version especially contains verses by Adriaen Poirters and texts by Laurentius Uwens.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
History, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Poirters
Book Title
Af-beeldinghe van d'eerste eeuwe der Societeyt Iesu
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1640
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Dutch
Original language
No
Publisher
Antwerpen, Plantijn
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
726
Dimensions
24×20 cm
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