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2009-05-03 09:29:22
Jan Van Wely
" Warhafte Contrafactur, Desz Furtreffelichen Edelstein Und Kleinodien Kaufmans Iohan Von Wely Burger Zu Amsterdam, Und Klare Beschreibung , Wie Groulich Deselb Ins Graven Hag Ermordt Ist Am 14, Martij Ao. 1616, Von Zweyen Franzosen , 1616, Bound
Amsterdam: Unknown. Fine+. 1616. Hardcover. Illustrated broadsheet, without place, printing or signature, 1616. Small oblong folio, ( size of sheet 19 x 26 cm. ) . With engraving of murder, above title, below German text in typesetting. Jan van Wely was a rich and well known jeweller of Amsterdam. In March 1616, he travelled to The Hague to show Prince Maurice of Nassau a precious collection of diamonds and rubies. There he became the victim of a murder with robbery, preformed by two Frenchmen. The engraving of the broadsheet depicts van Wely elegantly dressed, examining jewels given to him by one of his murderers, Ian van Parijs, whereas the other, Ian de la Vinge, is directing a bullet from his pistol towards Wely's head. A window in the rear wall shows a later moment: the murderers trying to hide Wely's corpse. The case causes big sensations in contemporary Europe. The murderers were seized and executed in May of the same year. Drugulin II, 1305, describes a broadsheet identical to ours but bearing engravers signature of Crispin de Passe. This sheet seems to be a close copy of de Passe's engraving. Trimmed close. Upper right corner has a neat repair with replacement of paper about 1.2 inches x ,55 inches. A very interesting and humourous broadsheet. Several engravings of devils are floating around the scene, tempting the theives, and there is a small miniature of the gallows scene where the murderers are being hanged. Excellent condition. Description courtesy of Reiss & Sohn, Konigstein, 3-05-97 Mounted in a sumptuous oblong 4to binding, 1/4 black morocco wit … [Click Below for Full Description]
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