1702 Ornate Dutch Luther Bible (Bijbel) with A+ hand-colored maps and engravings, original covers, brass bosses and clasps - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    1702 Ornate Dutch Luther Bible (Bijbel) with A+ hand-colored maps and engravings, original covers, brass bosses and clasps
Size: Elephant folio: 18" x 12.5" x 5" thick
Publisher: Jacob Lindenberg, Amsterdam
VERY GOOD condition
Bible is SOLD
    One of a Kind Hand Colored 1702 Dutch Bible by Jacob Lindenberg once belonging to a famed Dutch Theologian. Beautiful and Massive, nearly 20 pounds! Includes 4 Finely Colored Double Page Maps by Romeyn de Hooghe and 3 Hand Colored Frontispieces . Also containing a non colored double page view of the City of Jerusalem (VERY RARE)

Originally owned by famed Dutch Theologian Christianus Cocq (Cock) 1670-1723

Extensively Illustrated approximately 80 plates with typically 2 Bible Scenes engraved by Romeyn de Hooghe and explanatory prose by Henricus Fox (at some point all leaves with a plate were marked with a numbered tab – see pics, colored plates were tabbed on the top edge). Pagination (in # of Leaves) {24}, 278, 112, 70, 132. Printed in Dutch Double Column, printed marginalia.

"Biblia, Dat is, De gantsche H. Schriftuure vervattende alle de Boeken des Ouden ende Nieuwen Testaments. Nu van nieuws uyt D. M. Luthers Hoogduitse Bybel in onze Nederlandsche Taale getrouwelyk overgezet, Tot dienst van de Christelyke Gemeynten, d'Onveranderde Augsburgsche Confessie toegedaan in deeze Nederlanden. WITH: Alle de Voornaamste Historien des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments.  Verbeeld in uytsteekende Konst-Platen, Door den Wyd-beroemden Heer, en Mr. Romeyn de Hooge.  Met omstandige verklaring der Stoffen, en seer beknopte Punt-Digten, van den Eerw.  Godsgel. Heer Henricus Vos.  Waar by ook gevoegt zyn Nieuwe Kaarten, tot opheldring der zaaken nodig."

Published by Amsterdam, Jacob Lindenberg 1702
Adolph Visscher’s Dutch translation of the Luther Bible in period binding.

In 1648 Adolph Visscher of the Lutheran Church in Amsterdam revised a previous Mennonite translation of Luther’s German Bible. This became the standard Bible of the Dutch Lutherans.

This 1702 printing is a revision of Visscher’s Bible translation, which was in use, occasionally revised, until 1951. Illustrated throughout with engravings by Romeyn de Hooghe of the Rubens School, the engravings represent some of the most significant for the Dutch book illustrator. This suite of illustrations was bound in a number of different translations and editions of the Bible during this period. Progress in the knowledge of biblical languages as well as the development of biblical refutation increased the demand for new versions of the Dutch Bible – In fact, a Keur translation of the "States Bible" appeared this same year. This is a historical state of Visscher’s Dutch "States translation," also known as the Lindenberg edition, which was in fact a universally accepted Protestant Bible, this volume maintaining the four original maps, some of the finest to appear in 18th century bibles.
This antique Bible is in a VERY GOOD condition. Contemporary diced calf over beveled boards, embossed, 7 raised bands on spine, loss at lower and upper spine, upper hinge starting, brass corner pieces with hinges and clasps present, upper right corner fragile and cracked, first owner's name in gilt on front cover and date 1720, front end paper torn, label on front pastedown, interior rather clean normal age toning, rare scattered damp staining not impacting engravings, tabs marking the engravings on fore edge added sometime later with tabs on top edge marking double page engravings and colored ones, very small worm damage to gutter of first 12 pages of new Testament, overall VG, please see pictures, can provide more, maps are closely cropped on the sides
A  ONE-OF-A-KIND amazing COLOR illustrated Dutch Bible!
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