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Gijsbert Franco, Baron von Derfelden van Hinderstein 1783-1857

Leven en werk van 'eene ware specialiteit' in kaart gebracht


P.W.A. Broeders

An extensive work on the life and work of the Utrecht based cartographer Gijsbert Franco von Derfelden. The composer of the Algemeene Kaart van Nederlandsch Oost-Indië is virtually unknown, except for his name and his maps. Therefore, this work offers many new insights. The book comes with a CD-rom with numerous appendices.

Licht als leidraad

Leven en werk van Frits Lensvelt (1886-1945)

T. (Tuja) van den Berg and Rob van der Zalm

Published on the occasion of two exhibitions (in Amsterdam and in Assen) on the life and works of Frits Lensvelt. This versatile and influential Dutch designer and artist, who is probably best known in the world of theatre for his designs of stage decors, also made a name for himself as a book decorator and illustrator, a designer of decorative lamps, and as an interior architect. Licht als leidraad consists of contributions by Tuja van den Berg ("Leven en werk van Frits Lensvelt"), Rob van der Zalm ("Frits Lensvelt en het toneel"), Henriëtte Wijmenga ("Frits Lensvelt als ontwerper van lampen en als binnenhuisarchitect") en Jan Storm van Leeuwen ("Frits Lensvelt en het boek")

Mappæ antiquæ: Liber Amicorum Günter Schilder (2 Vols.)

Vriendenboek ter gelegenheid van zijn 65ste verjaardag / Essays on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday / Festschrift zur Vollendung seines 65. Lebensjahres / Mélanges offerts pour son 65ième anniversaire


Edited by Paula van Gestel-Van het Schip and Peter C.J. van der Krogt

This Liber Amicorum was published to celebrate the 65th birthday of a man who travelled to the farthest corners of the world to study maps, atlases and historic documents with love and passion throughout his entire life, then describing and analyzing them down to the smallest detail. It was presented to him 16th February 2007 by the editorial staff and all the others who worked on this publication to mark the occasion of his 65th birthday as well as the fact that he has been the holder for over 25 years of the only chair in the history of cartography in the world.
The work contains 49 contributions about cartographic subjects all by well-known cartographers, conservators and other map-related specialists throughout the world.

The Mapping of Africa

A Cartobibliography of Printed Maps of the African Continent to 1700


Richard L. Betz

The Mapping of Africa systematically categorizes and provides an overview of all printed maps showing the entire African continent published from 1508 to 1700. The author has undertaken a review of the literature, conducted an exhaustive investigation in many major libraries and private collections, analyzed these findings, and then compiled information on 174 distinctly separate maps of the African continent. The Introduction contains information about the mapping of Africa before 1508, important world maps which include Africa, and a presentation of the major cartographic models developed for this book.

Edited by M. van Hattum

An expansion on Mr. W. Bilderdijks briefwisseling (1795-1797), by J. Bosch, H.W. Groenevelt en M. van Hattum, published in 1988, this work contains the complete correspondence of the famous Dutch poet, lawyer and historian Willem Bilderdijk (1756-1831) between 1798 and 1806, when he lived in exile in Brunswick.

T. Laurentius and Frans Laurentius

With this work the authors are filling a gap which is existing on the research material of watermarks of the seventeenth century. The research for this book is based on the X-ray method developed by Jan van Aken, emiritus professor dental radiology of the University of Utrecht. This method guarentees a 100% accurate digital image of the watermark. With 675 true size photographs and detailed descriptions

Jan Storm van Leeuwen

Awarded with the 15th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography 2010.

This classic can be ranked among the well-known international standard works on the subject of bookbinding. The author, Dr. Jan Storm van Leeuwen, gives in this work an elaborate general historical introduction to his subject. It also contains a general introduction to each province, as they were known in the eigteenth century, and an extensive overall picture of the towns where luxury bindings were manufactured, describing the bookbinder's workshops and binderies of each town. The historical introduction is completed with a catalogue of the approximately 2000 relevant bindings in the collections of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) and its sister institution the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum. About 1500 other bindings that the author studied over time in other collections are also described. But the most important feature of this work is that all (nearly 10.000) stamps on these bindings are represented by a picture.
Never before so many bindings (3500) have been recorded, described and discussed in such detail and with the benefit of an established model and terminology.

Vol. I: General historical introduction; Noord Holland
Vol. IIa: Zuid Holland Vol. IIb: Zeeland, Province of Utrecht, Friesland, Province of Groningen, Drente, Overijssel, Gelderland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg; Place unknown or irrelevant and Bindings in exceptional materials
Vol. III: Catalogue of bindings in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek and the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum; List of Bindings in other collections; Overview of Rubbings important for identification; Diagrams; Books refered to with abbreviated titles; Index to the text; Index to Catalogue and List


P.J. de Rijke

Attractive and richly illustrated publication in which for the first time a complete survey of all printed maps of the province of Friesland (Frisia) is presented. Over a hundred maps from the period 1545-1850 are systematically and extensively described and analyzed. Also attention is given to the producers, engravers and publishers of the maps and the different states of the maps. Each map is depicted in one or more different states. Important work for the history of government of the province, development of the territory and the many varieties and changes in toponyms of the Frisian towns and villages are described in the introduction, preceding the cartobibliography. With summary in English.


Erlend de Groot

In The World of a Seventeenth-Century Collector, Erlend de Groot describes the life and works of the Dutch lawyer Laurens van der Hem (1621-1678) as the collector and composer of the famous Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem. He gives a unique insight in the relations of a collector and his decisions in collecting and composing his well-known 46 volumes copy of Blaeu's famous Atlas Major and placing the Atlas in its historical, cultural and artistic context.
De Groot describes the life and family of Van der Hem, followed by chapters about the prints and drawings and an historical survey. Furthermore the assembly of the atlas and the contents and arangements of the atlas are described. He completes his work with accounts of the history of collector's atlases in the Netherlands and the purpose and significance of the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem. The book is completed with a bibliography and indices of persons and of plates discussed in this work from the Atlas Blaeu-van der Hem.
Extend your series of the Catalogue of the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem of the Austrian National Library. Illustrated and annotated catalogue, now with this additional 7th volume about the world of the collector Laurens van der Hem.

The History of the Library in Western Civilization, Volume II

From Cicero to Hadrian: The Roman World from the Beginnings of Latin Literature to the Monumental and Private Libraries of the Empire


Konstantinos Sp. Staikos

This work is the second part in an important, five-volume series addressing the unique role libraries have played in building and preserving Western culture. Mr. Staikos has become one of our foremost scholars on library history, writing such books as this as well as works like "The Great Libraries," a classic in its field.
This second volume reveals the development of the Roman booktradition built from and with knowledge of the Greek tradition. The origins of Latin literature are described and its impact on Roman cultural life, private libraries, booktrading in the Republic. Other subjects are the establishing of the first public libraris in Rome during the era of emperors and the contacts between emperors and authors. Followed by the history of the libraries in Rome in the first 4 centuries AD and libraries in the rest of Italy and the Roman provinces. Through well-researched text and many full-color illustrations, the author guides his readers over 1800 years of mankind's struggle to preserve his knowledge by the written word.