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|Sigillography| Vredius Oliviarus (Olivier de Vree), "Sigilla Comitum Flandriae et Inscriptiones Dip

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Bruges Joannem Baptistam Kerckhovium, in-4° 31x21cms, engraved half page map of Flanders, engraved 'succession tree' of Flemish Counts, engraved key to heraldry, and some 300 engravings of seals. Bound in contemporary vellum, title in ink on spine, ties intact. Very sharp and dark impression, minor handsoiling to covers, ex-libris on front cover, generally very good, an excellent copy. Rare first edition of Olivier de Vrée's (1596-1652) compendium of seals of the Counts of Flanders, a volume notable both for its antiquarian rigor - the work remains a standard reference on the subject - and for its some 300 copperplate engravings meticulously cataloguing the development of seals from the establishment of Flanders as a country in the ninth century (the 878 A.D. seal of Count Baldinus) to the time of the book's publication (the seals of Philip IV). Wax sigilla, impressed using a unique engraved metal matrix, were specific to individuals or institutions and used to certify official documents such as title deeds. Seals attracted the same sort of antiquarian study as coins - with which they were often collected and displayed - owing to their value as witnesses to ancient languages, history, art, and politics. Nor was the study of seals without real world importance during the seventeenth century, when reference to centuries-old documents could spark or halt the redrawing of European borders. The illustrations of the Sigilla Comitum Flandriae are profuse and of the highest technical quality. Executed by two father-son teams, Samuel & Adriaen Lommelin and François Schelhaver père et fils, the 300 engravings of seals are at once faithful to the wax artifacts they depict and even improve upon these models: Several specimens of exactly the same design but differing in size from each other by only a few millimeters are dutifully reproduced in separate engravings, while the fine detail of many engravings (especially the later examples) far surpasses that found in the seals themselves or even the engraved matricies with which they were impressed. The Sigilla Comitum Flandriae also contains a fine map of Flanders labeled with ancient toponyms, a depiction of the tomb slab of Gilles the Norman (d. 1227), a 'key' to help the reader identify coats of arms, and a tree of the succession of Flemish Counts, the latter with city views of Bruges and Ghent. Dutch and French editions of the Sigilla Comitum Flandriae followed in 1640 and 1641, but with engravings printed separately and not integrated into the textblock as in the present first edition. - Bruges Joannem Baptistam Kerckhovium, in-4° 31x21cms, carte demi-page gravée des Flandres, 'arbre de succession' gravé des comtes flamands, clé gravée de l'héraldique, et quelque 300 gravures de sceaux. Reliure en vélin de l'époque, titre à l'encre au dos, liens intacts. Epreuve très nette et sombre, légères salissures sur les couvertures, ex-libris au premier plat, très bon état général, excellent exemplaire. Rare édition originale du recueil des sceaux des comtes de Flandre d'Olivier de Vrée (1596-1652), volume remarquable tant par sa rigueur antiquaire - l'ouvrage reste une référence incontournable en la matière - que par ses quelque 300 gravures sur cuivre répertoriant minutieusement les développement des sceaux depuis l'établissement de la Flandre en tant que pays au IXe siècle (le sceau de 878 après JC du comte Baldinus) jusqu'au moment de la publication du livre (les sceaux de Philippe IV). Les sigilles de cire, imprimées à l'aide d'une matrice métallique gravée unique, étaient spécifiques aux particuliers ou aux institutions et servaient à certifier des documents officiels tels que des titres de propriété. Les sceaux ont attiré le même type d'étude antiquaire que les pièces de monnaie - avec lesquelles ils étaient souvent collectés et exposés - en raison de leur valeur en tant que témoins des langues, de l'histoire, de l'art et de la politique anciennes. L'étude des sceaux n'était pas non plus sans réelle importance mondiale au XVIIe siècle, lorsque la référence à des documents séculaires pouvait déclencher ou arrêter le redessin des frontières européennes. Les illustrations de la Sigilla Comitum Flandriae sont abondantes et de la plus haute qualité technique. Réalisées par deux équipes père-fils, Samuel & Adriaen Lommelin et François Schelhaver père et fils, les 300 gravures de sceaux sont à la fois fidèles aux artefacts en cire qu'elles représentent et améliorent même ces modèles : plusieurs exemplaires exactement du même dessin mais différents en taille les uns des autres de seulement quelques millimètres sont consciencieusement reproduits dans des gravures séparées, tandis que la finesse des détails de nombreuses gravures (en particulier les exemples les plus récents) dépasse de loin celle trouvée dans les sceaux eux-mêmes ou même les matrices gravées dont ils ont été impressionnés. Le Sigilla Comitum Flandriae contient également une belle carte de la Flandre étiquetée d'anciens toponymes, une représentation de la dalle funéraire de Gilles le Normand (mort en 1227), une "clé" pour aider le lecteur à identifier les armoiries, et un arbre des succession de comtes flamands, ces derniers avec des vues sur la ville de Bruges et de Gand. Les éditions néerlandaise et française du Sigilla Comitum Flandriae ont suivi en 1640 et 1641, mais avec des gravures imprimées séparément et non intégrées dans le bloc de texte comme dans la première édition actuelle.
Bruges Joannem Baptistam Kerckhovium, in-4° 31x21cms, engraved half page map of Flanders, engraved 'succession tree' of Flemish Counts, engraved key to heraldry, and some 300 engravings of seals. Bound in contemporary vellum, title in ink on spine, ties intact. Very sharp and dark impression, minor handsoiling to covers, ex-libris on front cover, generally very good, an excellent copy. Rare first edition of Olivier de Vrée's (1596-1652) compendium of seals of the Counts of Flanders, a volume notable both for its antiquarian rigor - the work remains a standard reference on the subject - and for its some 300 copperplate engravings meticulously cataloguing the development of seals from the establishment of Flanders as a country in the ninth century (the 878 A.D. seal of Count Baldinus) to the time of the book's publication (the seals of Philip IV). Wax sigilla, impressed using a unique engraved metal matrix, were specific to individuals or institutions and used to certify official documents such as title deeds. Seals attracted the same sort of antiquarian study as coins - with which they were often collected and displayed - owing to their value as witnesses to ancient languages, history, art, and politics. Nor was the study of seals without real world importance during the seventeenth century, when reference to centuries-old documents could spark or halt the redrawing of European borders. The illustrations of the Sigilla Comitum Flandriae are profuse and of the highest technical quality. Executed by two father-son teams, Samuel & Adriaen Lommelin and François Schelhaver père et fils, the 300 engravings of seals are at once faithful to the wax artifacts they depict and even improve upon these models: Several specimens of exactly the same design but differing in size from each other by only a few millimeters are dutifully reproduced in separate engravings, while the fine detail of many engravings (especially the later examples) far surpasses that found in the seals themselves or even the engraved matricies with which they were impressed. The Sigilla Comitum Flandriae also contains a fine map of Flanders labeled with ancient toponyms, a depiction of the tomb slab of Gilles the Norman (d. 1227), a 'key' to help the reader identify coats of arms, and a tree of the succession of Flemish Counts, the latter with city views of Bruges and Ghent. Dutch and French editions of the Sigilla Comitum Flandriae followed in 1640 and 1641, but with engravings printed separately and not integrated into the textblock as in the present first edition. - Bruges Joannem Baptistam Kerckhovium, in-4° 31x21cms, carte demi-page gravée des Flandres, 'arbre de succession' gravé des comtes flamands, clé gravée de l'héraldique, et quelque 300 gravures de sceaux. Reliure en vélin de l'époque, titre à l'encre au dos, liens intacts. Epreuve très nette et sombre, légères salissures sur les couvertures, ex-libris au premier plat, très bon état général, excellent exemplaire. Rare édition originale du recueil des sceaux des comtes de Flandre d'Olivier de Vrée (1596-1652), volume remarquable tant par sa rigueur antiquaire - l'ouvrage reste une référence incontournable en la matière - que par ses quelque 300 gravures sur cuivre répertoriant minutieusement les développement des sceaux depuis l'établissement de la Flandre en tant que pays au IXe siècle (le sceau de 878 après JC du comte Baldinus) jusqu'au moment de la publication du livre (les sceaux de Philippe IV). Les sigilles de cire, imprimées à l'aide d'une matrice métallique gravée unique, étaient spécifiques aux particuliers ou aux institutions et servaient à certifier des documents officiels tels que des titres de propriété. Les sceaux ont attiré le même type d'étude antiquaire que les pièces de monnaie - avec lesquelles ils étaient souvent collectés et exposés - en raison de leur valeur en tant que témoins des langues, de l'histoire, de l'art et de la politique anciennes. L'étude des sceaux n'était pas non plus sans réelle importance mondiale au XVIIe siècle, lorsque la référence à des documents séculaires pouvait déclencher ou arrêter le redessin des frontières européennes. Les illustrations de la Sigilla Comitum Flandriae sont abondantes et de la plus haute qualité technique. Réalisées par deux équipes père-fils, Samuel & Adriaen Lommelin et François Schelhaver père et fils, les 300 gravures de sceaux sont à la fois fidèles aux artefacts en cire qu'elles représentent et améliorent même ces modèles : plusieurs exemplaires exactement du même dessin mais différents en taille les uns des autres de seulement quelques millimètres sont consciencieusement reproduits dans des gravures séparées, tandis que la finesse des détails de nombreuses gravures (en particulier les exemples les plus récents) dépasse de loin celle trouvée dans les sceaux eux-mêmes ou même les matrices gravées dont ils ont été impressionnés. Le Sigilla Comitum Flandriae contient également une belle carte de la Flandre étiquetée d'anciens toponymes, une représentation de la dalle funéraire de Gilles le Normand (mort en 1227), une "clé" pour aider le lecteur à identifier les armoiries, et un arbre des succession de comtes flamands, ces derniers avec des vues sur la ville de Bruges et de Gand. Les éditions néerlandaise et française du Sigilla Comitum Flandriae ont suivi en 1640 et 1641, mais avec des gravures imprimées séparément et non intégrées dans le bloc de texte comme dans la première édition actuelle.

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