A GORGEOUS large folio Netherlands - Dutch
from 1690 with its original (restored) leather covers and brass
ornaments as well as the complete set of the famous large maps in
astounding detail, printed by the renowned Jacob and Hendrik Keur in
This Bible has a brown
leather cover with a 6 raised band spine and is decorated with all
(a total of 8, a complete set) brass corner pieces, a metal decoration on the front
and back cover and 2 fully functional clasps. The
Bible contains the complete text of the Old and New Testament ("Statenvertaling'):
"Biblia, dat is de gantfche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de
Canonijcke Boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments, ... te
Dordrecht by Hendrick and Jacob Keur en t'Amsterdam by Marcus
Doornick in compagniee. Anno 1690".
The text of the Bible has
extensive study notes/remarks on the side of the text and contains a
section with introductions to the books of the Bible. It is also
bound with the full text of the Apocrypha (at the end of the Bible).
The complete set of 6 full page fold-out maps are present: one of the World (showing
only a partial map of North America and Australia - as much of that
had not been mapped by then, and showing California as an ISLAND!); one of the Garden of Eden ('het Paradijs'), one of Jerusalem, one of the
40-year voyage of the Israelites through the desert, one of
the Promised Land and one showing the travels of the apostle Paul.
The maps contain an AMAZING detail and perfection!
There is also a complete index/concordance to
both the Old and the New
Testament. The Bible is complete. Beautifully decorated chapter initials and colophons. All title pages present.
This antique Bible is in a VERY GOOD
The Bible's binding, and spine/covers have been restored and are in
good/solid working order.
This is a big Bible - so always handle with care! All pages are present. There
is some yellowing/occasional stains on the paper (as to be expected), no loss of any text, wide margins all around, paper
is somewhat stiff.
gorgeously 'mapped' antique Dutch Bible!