A lovely copy of this work looking at the nobility of Utrecht. (1686)
MATTHAEI, Antonii. [Matthaeus, Antonius].
De Nobilitate. de principibus, de ducibus, de comitibus, de baronibus, de militibus, equitibus, ministerialibus, armigeris, barscalcis, marscalcis, adelscalcis, de advocatis ecclesiae de comitatu Hollandiae et dioecesi Ultrajectina libri quatuor : in quibus passim diplomata et acta hactenus nondum visa.
Published: Amstelodami: Janssonio-Waesbergios & Felicem Lopez
Full vellum. No titles. Owner’s bookplate to the front end paper. 4 lines of early annotation in ink to the verso. Title in red and black, with printer’s device. A historical treatise on the nobility of the Diocese of Utrecht (Netherlands). Two plates depicting officials and militia of the city of Utrecht, with the banner and the coat of arms and many illustrations of seals.
[xxiv], 1-768, [Liv], 769-1151 pp. - A-***4, A-5D3, (a)-(g)4, 5E- 7F4 pp
Matthaeus, Antonius, (1635-1710), The author, son of Antonius Matthaeus, was professor of law in both Leiden and Utrecht.
Illustrations: diepdruk / intaglio printing
Very nice condition. The vellum is clean and tidy, with just a little darkening / marking to it. Internally in excellent condition. The pages are clean and tidy, with a good clean strike.
Offered by Harrison-Hiett Rare Books