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A collection of 225 watermarks on 190 blank paper sheets 15th - 19th Century
Hardcover/Hardback. Good. A unique collection 225 old watermarks on 190 blank paper sheets of which 28 sheets are folded. Boxed in an 18th Century vellum ledger binding, size 52 x 35 x 7 cm. The paper sheets are inserted in Archival Polyester Pockets Non-yellowing and inert, glass-clear museum standard polyester 50 micron 430mm x 307mm. Included is a printed catalogue of 92 pages with a description of each sheet with back-lit pictures of all the watermarks and a CD-Rom with all the files of the pictures of the watermarks. Most sheets are quite large and uncut, the average size is about 25 x 40 cm. Only a small amount of sheets have some writing in ink on a small part, but never interfering with the watermarks. Most paper is laid paper, some is early wove paper. A large part was made by Dutch papermills, but also by English, French, German and Portugese papermills. covering the period 15th - 19th century. Some names: Honig, Blauw, Pannekoek, Pieter van der Ley, van Gelder, Koning & Desjardin, Proost, Wendelin Richel, Vierevant, Gerrevink, Middelink, Koldewyn, etc. Some groups of watermarks: - Arms of Amsterdam used between 1635 - 1796 - Vryheit in Wreath, Lion, spear and seven darts 1654-1720 - Vryheit in crowned circle Pro Patria 1704-1810 - Garden of Holland or Maid of Dordrecht Pro Patria. One of the most popular watermarks after 1700. It stayed in use until the beginning of the 19th century. 1683 - 1799. Sheet nr. 88 with the watermark of J. Honig & Zoonen is exactly the same paper as used for the Declaration of Independence in the two copies of the Library of Congress, the copy of the Indiana University, the copy of William H, Scheide Library and the copy of Anonymus, New York. ΒΆ This collection is a bit like the James McBey collection of watermarked paper, the difference being that this collection is unique and more then 3 times as large! Like the James McBey collection, this collection is very usefull for educational purposes. Blank paper sheets with watermarks
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