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1149   LEIDEN -- (MEURSIUS, J.). Illustrium Hollandiae & Westfrisiae ordinum Alma Academia Leidensis. Leiden, J. Marcius & J. à Coster, 1614. (28) lvs.; 231 pp. W. ti-engr., lge. fold. plate (w. a few tiny tears), 4 text-engr. depicting the Academy building, the library, the anatomical theatre & the botanical garden & 54 fine engr. portrs. in the text of founders, governors, professors, etc. 4º. 19th c. brds. (Name entry on ti., slightly browned/foxed in places).
estimate EUR 400  EUR 400
Rare complete first (second 1625) edition of an important work on the founding years of Leiden University. With the fine large folding plate of a 'triumphant' train of the founders and faculties (allegorically represented here). Among the portrayed are famous men as Grotius, Dousa, Scaliger, Clusius, Dodonaeus, etc. - Willems, 237 note; Rahir, 1802; Van Someren I, 148; Haitsma Mulier/Van der Lem, 334k (ed. 1625).

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