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Very rare Van Liesvelt Bible.
Den Bybel met groter neersticheyt ghecorrigeert eñ op dye canten ghesedt den ouderdom de werelt eñ hoe langhe die gheschiedenissen eñ historien der Bybelen elc int sijne voor Christus gheboorte gheweest sijn eñ daer bi vergadert wt Fasciculus temporii ende wt dye Cronike van alder werelt die principael historen der machtiger heydenscher Conincrijcken daer die heylige scrift oock dicwils af vermaent Nu ooc laetst wert met groter neersticheyt ghecorrigeert tot die alder oudtste eñ gheapprobeertste Copien die welcke ghedruct sijn. ... Met noch sommighe schoone verclaringhen op dye canten dye op dander noyt gheweest en sijn. [In fine:] Gheprent Tantwerpen op die Camerpoort brugghe inden Schilt van Artoys By my Jacob van Liesveldt Int Jaer ons Heeren. M.CCCCC. ende. XLII. den. III. dach Junii. (1542). Folio (33 x 21 cm), rebound with original spine and covers preserved, two clasps, some light usual staining. Title in red & black within woodcut ornamental border, numerous woodcuts in text (215) and a folding woodcut map of the Holy Land.
This is the last edition (of six) of the Liesvelt Bible, the first full translation of the Bible into Dutch. A particular feature of this Bible is that it was the first reformational Dutch Bible translation in the Netherlands, which as far as possible was based on Luther's Bible translation.
Jacob Van Liesvelt (Antwerp , c. 1490 - 1545 ) was the largest provider of Dutch Bible editions in the first half of the sixteenth century. One of the most famous editions is this Bible of 1542, which was furnished with outspoken reformational marginal notes. In this edition he also put a woodcut picture of the Devil as a bearded monk with a rosary and goat's feet. This infuriated the Catholic church and was used as the base for getting Van Liesvelt condemned to death. He was beheaded on the 28th November 1545.
The map, which is based on the big wall map made by Lucas Cranach around 1510, appeared in this Bible from 1532 on. It shows the entire Holy Land from Damascus as far as the Red Sea on both sides of the Jordan. It shows also the road of the Exodus through the Sinai Mountains.
Bibles BN Paris, p.200, #1170.
Poortman (Ned. Bijb.), pp.83-84.
Item number: 04232
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