"Biblia dat is De gantsche H. Schrifture…", Keur, Pieter en Jacob
Period: 1730 (dated)
Color: Black & White
11 x 16 inches
27.9 x 40.6 cm
This Dutch Staten Bible is complete in three parts - Old Testament, New Testament and the Apocrypha. It is illustrated with six folding, copper engraved maps and numerous illustrations by Daniel Stoopendaal. The Staten Bible, so named because it is the Dutch language translation that was ordered by the Staten Generael, became the standard Bible of the Dutch Reformed Church, corresponding to the King James Bible of England, and Luther's translation in Germany. Original embossed leather over wood boards with raised bands on spine and brass corners and clasps. The maps include:
1) Werelt Caert is a double hemisphere world map based on Visscher's similar map of 1663 but updated to show California as an island. The map is beautifully engraved with allegorical representations of the continents. (Ref: cf Shirley #498). There is a 1" tear on the bottom centerfold.
2) De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d' eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen covers the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, with depictions of numerous biblical sites, including the wanderings of the Children of Israel and the Garden of Eden. There is a 1" tear into the left side.
3) Perigrinatie ofte Veertich-Iarige Reyse der Kinderen Israels depicts the Exodus from Egypt and the wanderings of the Children of Israel. A large illustration of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments fills the foreground.
4) Ierusalem is a bird's-eye plan of ancient Jerusalem with engravings of temple vessels, religious icons, Solomon and a high priest, and a large elevation of the Temple of Solomon.
5) Het Beloofde Landt Canaan covers the Holy Land with scenes from the life of Jesus Christ.
6) De Beschryvingh van de Reysen Pauli en van de Andere Apostelen illustrates the travels of Apostle Paul.
References: Poortman & Augusteijn pp. 193 - #29(KII2).
The maps include good margins and are moderately toned with minor foxing and other defects noted in the description. The text is toned with some foxing and a few stains. The binding is worn with the clasps lacking the locks and the covers are detached.