Three alike cardboard bindings with damaged spines but pages still firmly bound together. 17 x 10 cm. Paper on the cardboard bindings also sometimes damaged. Some pages still uncut.
Rare first edition of this series of historical figures as Laurens Janszoon Koster, Egmond en Hoorn, Tromp, De Groot, Van Leeuwenhoek, Marnix, Crabeth, Vsan Duivenvoorde, Graswinckel, Van Ghent, Golius, Lescaille, Borger, Golius, Rotgans, Willem III, De Witt, Wolff en Deken, Titia Brongersma, Van der Zaan etc. With two illustrations in Tweede stukje: Jan de Bakker in ‘s Gravenhage als martelaar verbrand and Peter de Groote bij Johanna Blok. Platen getekend door J. van Meurs en gegraveerd door D. Veelwaard.
Op p. 1 van het derde stukje gaat Willem van Kuilenburg ten onder met het schip “Deventer”.
Born and active in Amsterdam, Joanna Koerten (1650-1715) is considered the greatest paper cutting artist of her time. Koerten came from a wealthy entrepreneurial family, her father was a cloth merchant. Her husband, Adriaan Blok, was also a cloth merchant and had his shop located on the Nieuwendijk in Amsterdam. Joanna surrounded herself with art and became proficient in writing, watercolors, glass engraving and, above all, paper cutting. Her paper artworks received much praise, from friends artists but also of political figures from home and abroad. Even Peter the Great of Russia visited her studio to see her work with his own eyes. Koerten made many portraits, still-lifes, biblical scenes, city-scapes, and allegories. Only fifteen of her works have been preserved, these are now preserved in museums and private collections.
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