Joanna Koerten Blok

Joanna Koerten Blok

Rare book “Galerij van beroemde mannen en vrouwen” contains the illustration of Peter the Great (Peter de Grote) of Russia with Johanna Blok. This Joanna Koerten- Blok (1650-1715) appears to be the most famous paper cutting artist of her time. And … She also cut the portrait of Peter the Great. Koerten made many portraits,…

Rare book: The last days of Napoleon Bonaparte described by his physician Archibald Arnott


The Dutch version (dd 1823) of An account of the Last illness, Decease and Post Mortem appaerances of Napoleon Bonaparte by his physician Arnott who was with him when he died. Rare book with all the gory details! In Vaderlandsche letteroefeningen, jaargang 1823, gaf men reeds het volgende smeuïge commentaar:“Dat bonaparte wel zeker gestorven, en…

Handcoloured engravings by Jan Goeree on Amsterdam

Handcoloured engravings by Jan Goeree on Amsterdam

Recently, we added many handcoloured copper-engravings by Jan Goeree on the website. They are beautiful prints, on important historical buildings in Amsterdam. Good colours, relevant information on the prints, a real eye-catcher!   You can see all prints by Goeree by clicking this link: Jan Goeree overview

Yes, we will be there at ILAB book fair Amsterdam, 2 & 3 October 2020

ILAB Amsterdam book fair Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur

We will be present at the 40th edition of the Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair, 2 & 3 October 2020, #Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. See for further information   We will inform you soon to explain all the details and our special books and prints for this fair.


Heraldry Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur

Balistraat 81B, The Hague15.00-17.00 To accompany the presentation of our e-catalogue #40,  we would like to invite you to the exhibition of the striking items in the catalogue on Saturday May 13th, from 15.00-17.00.  You can freely walk in to explore the most beautiful items presented in this catalogue. Arine and Hugo will be there to answer your…