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Hessels, Joannes Henricus (Ed.)
Ecclesiae Londino-Batavae Archivum: Vol. 1, Abrahami Ortelii (geographi Antverpiensis) et virorum eruditorum ad eundem et ad Jacobum Colium Ortelianum (Abrahami Ortelii sororis filium) epistulae, cum aliquot aliis epistulis et tractatibus quibusdam ab utroque collectis (1524-1628), ex autographis mandante Ecclesia Londino-Batava; Vol. 2, Epistulae et tractatus cum reformationis tum Ecclesiae Londino-Batavae historiam illustrantes (1544-1622) ex autographis mandante Ecclesia Londino-Batava; Vol. 3, Tomi tertii pars prima (paginae 1-1504; A.D. 1523-16 jun. 1631) Epistulae et tractatus cum reformationis tum Ecclesiae Londino-Batavae historiam illustrantes ex autographis mandante Ecclesia Londino-Batava; Vol. 3, part 2, Tomi tertii pars secunda (paginae 1505-3149; A.D. 23 jun. 1631-3 jan. 1874) Epistulae et tractatus cum reformationis tum Ecclesiae Londino-Batavae historiam illustrantes ex autographis mandante Ecclesia Londino-Batava. Complete 3-vol. set bound in 4
Cantabrigiae (Cambridge), 1897. Folio (12 1/2 x 10"). lxxv, [1], 966pp (Text), [9] leaves, including one double (Plates), [2]pp (Vol. 1); xxviii, 1041, [1]pp (Text), [1] leaf (Plate), [2]pp (Vol. 2); cxxxix, [1], 1504pp (Vol. 3, part 1); [4], 1505-3149, [3]pp (Vol. 3, part 2). Original full cloth, with gold lettering to spines, and publisher's device in gilt to each front cover. First volume with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Abraham Ortelius. The publication between 1887 and 1897 of these letters, "which form part of the archive of the Dutch Church at Austin Friars in London, was a remarkable feat of bibliography. The archive had been deposited in 1866 with the Library Committee of the Corporation of the City of London, and in 1884 Jan Hendrick Hessels began to prepare them for the press. The letters, written in Dutch, French, English, Italian and Latin between 1524 and 1724, throw light on the religious, intellectual and political ferment of the period." (From Cambridge University Press) - Vol. 1: The 376 letters contained in this first volume range in date from 1528 to 1598. The letters are written both to and from Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), a Brabantian cartographer and geographer, recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" (Theatre of the World). They are predominantly in Latin, with a handful in Dutch, French, Italian, and Portuguese. Conversant in French, German, Italian, and Spanish, Ortelius became one of the leading humanists of the Low Countries and was in communication with a large number of European intellect … [Click Below for Full Description]
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