Collection

Paintings

The collection consists of Dutch and Flemish paintings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries with shipping and cartography as subjects. Below is an overview of some of the works currently available.

Drawings

The collection consists of Dutch and Flemish drawings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries on shipping and cartography. Below is an overview of some of the works currently available.

Prints & Books

The collection consists of Dutch and Flemish graphics & books from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries on shipping and cartography. Below is an overview of some of the works currently available.

Ship's Antiques

Our collection consists of Dutch and Flemish ship’s antiques from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries on shipping and cartography. Below is an overview of some of the works currently available.

Paintings

CORNELIS VERBEECK called SMIT

(Haarlem  1590 – 1634)

Beach view with a fish auction near Egmond aan Zee

Oil on panel, 28 x 46 cm

Monogrammed on flag:  cvb

Provenance:

France, Gironde, Chateau de Barbe, Baron de Brivazac

FILIPPO D’ANGELI genaamd IL NAPOLITANO

(Naples 1590-1629 Rome)

Shipping in a gale

Oil on copper: 48.5 x 36.3 cm

Indistictly Signed

Dated: ca. 1600

Provenance:

European private collection

Literature:

Farquhar, Biographical catalogue of the principal Italian painters. London 1855, p.8.

CORNELIS LEONARDSZ. STOOTER

(Leiden ca. 1600 – 1655)

 Shipping on the coast with a jetty and a beacon

 Oil on panel, 38.5 x 61.8 cm

Signed on driftwood:  STO

Provenance:

European private collection

HANS GODERIS

(Haarlem c. 1600 – after 1656)

Shipping in a gale

 Oil on panel, 16.2 x 34.2 cm

Provenance:

European private collection

JAN MIJTENS

(1613/4 – The Hague – 1670)

Portrait of Cornelis Tromp (1629 – 1691), three- quarter length, in armour, a naval battle beyond

Oil on canvas: 113 x 91 cm

Signed: a o 1660 J Mijtens F

 

Provenance:

European private collection

Literature:

Bauer, A.N. Jan Mijtens (1613/14-1670): Leben und Werk, Petersberg 2006; Houbraken, A. De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen. III vols. Amsterdam 1718-1721, Amsterdam 1976, p. 356.

ABRAHAM VAN BEYEREN

(The Hague 1620/1 – 1690 Overschie)

Sailing vessels in choppy waters off an estuary

Oil on panel, 59.4 x 74.2 cm

Signed in ligature on lee-board l.r.:  avb

Provenance:

Terry-Engell, London 1968 (his catalogue no. 5, illustrated); Sale Vienna, Dorotheum, 15 June 1971 lot 8 with ill. (Sch 320.000); Private collection, Austria; Sale London, Phillips, 5 December 1989 lot 62 with ill. (£ 46.000); United Kingdom, private collection

Literature:

G.C. Helbers, Abraham van Beyeren, in: Oud Holland, Vol. XLV (1928), pp.27-8; Scott A. Sullivan, Abraham van Beyeren’s Vissery-bord in the Groote Kerk Maassluis, in: Oud Holland 101/1987 no. 2, pp. 115-25; Hans-Ulrich Beck, Künstler um Jan van Goyen, Doornspiijk 1991, p. 35 no. A8 (ill. 43) as ‘Hafenmole links mit zwei Figuren, davor Fischerkahn mit drei Figuren; rechts Segler. Ferne Ufer.’ Edwin Buijsen, Haagse schilders in de Gouden Eeuw, The Hague /Zwolle 1998, pp. 96-102.

ISAAC WILLAERTS

(c.1620 -Utrecht- 1693)

 Shipping in the Levant

 Oil on panel: 45.5 x 73 cm

Signed and dated below left: J. Willarts.f/ 1662

 Provenance:

Netherlands, private collection

REINIER NOOMS named ZEEMAN

(1623/4 – 1664 Amsterdam)

Shipping in the Levant

Oil on canvas, 36.2 x 41.7 cm

Signed lower right: R. ZEEMAN

Provenance:                                                                                                                                                                              Germany, private collection

JUSTUS DE VERWER

(c. 1625 – Amsterdam – 1689)

Shipping on the IJ before Amsterdam ca. 1670

Oil on panel, 54.2 x 85.3 cm.

Provenance:

Netherlands, private collection

 

LIEVE VERSCHUIER

(Rotterdam 1627 – 1686)

Vessels on a choppy sea

Oil on canvas, 59.3 x 79.3 cm

Signed on driftwood l.r.: Verschuir

Provenance:

France, private collection

LUDOLF BACKHUYSEN

(Emden 1630 – 1708 Amsterdam)

Ships on de IJ river (Amsterdam) off the Leeuwenberg jetty and the windmill  ‘De Bok’

 Oil on canvas: 64 x 77 cm

Signed with initials on the flag l.c.: L.B.: Y

Indistinctly signed and dated on the barrel l.r: L Ba.h /1704

Provenance:

United Kingdom, private collection

LUDOLF BACKHUYSEN

(Emden 1630 – 1708 Amsterdam)

A two decker, a fluyt, a kaag and a weyschuit in a stiff breeze before the coast

Oil on canvas: 41.5 x 59.3 cm

Monogrammed: L.B.

Dated ca. 1665

Provenance:

Netherlands, private collection

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER

(Leiden 1633 – Westminster 1707)

 A Dutch man-of-war with a Vice-Admiral on board, under full sail on a rough sea.

In the distance there are other warships of the squadron and some other small vessels.

 

Oil on canvas, 50.7 x 65.6 cm

Signed with monogram on the rowing boat behind the man-of-war in the left foreground: WVV

Provenance:

Sales. – W. Moorhead, Edinburgh, 1835. George Morant, London, 15 April 1847. In possession of John Smith, London, 1849: sold to J.S. Beckett, according to a note by John Smith in his own copy of his catalog. Private collection United Kingdom.

Literature:

Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century: Based on the Work of John Smith, vol. 7, London 1923 (ed. Cambridge 1976), pp 107-108. (As ‘A Warship under Full Sail on a rough sea. Sm. 258).

PIETER COOPSE

(Hoorn c. 1640 – 1673)

Shipping off the coast

Oil on canvas, 46 x 55 cm

Signed lower right:  P: Coopse: fec:

Provenance:

Baldock, Herts; Peter J. Dixon Collection, London; Rupert Preston Ltd. London; Hal O’Nians Gallery, 1964; European private collection.

CORNELIS BOUWMEESTER

(Rotterdam 1652- 1733)

 Shipping off Vlissingen

Pen painting on panel, 36.5 x 49.5 cm

Monogrammed on the barrel l.r.: CM

Provenance:

Austria, private collection

DAVID KLEYNE

(Bergen op Zoom 1753 – 1805 Middelburg)

The French frigate ‘Ariel’ brought into a Zeeland estuary after the Expedition to the Scheldt (1793)

Oil on panel (on the verso of a 17th century church panel), 43.2 x 56.2 cm

Provenance:

Spain, private collection

ENGEL HOOGERHEYDEN

 

(Middelburg 1740- 1807)

The figures in the foreground are by the portrait painter Jacob Schwartzenbach (Veere 1763 – 1805)

 

A) Mustering the Batavian Fleet in Vlissingen Harbour, 1804

 

B) The Fleet Leaving Vlissingen (Flushing) to Sail to Boulogne for the Planned Invasion of Great Britain, 1804

 A pair

 Oil on panel, 32 x 45 cm

Monogrammed and dated lower left: E.H. .. I.S,  1804

Provenance:

France, Vente Paris, Hotel Drouot, 1er mars 1976, nos 69 et 70. France, private collection in a Château in Bretagne.

For extensive information see brochure Rob Kattenburg BV 2019

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MARTINUS SCHOUMAN

(Dordrecht 1770 – 1848 Breda)

Shipping on the river Merwede in a moderate breeze

Oil on panel, 52 x 72 cm

Signed l.l.:  M. Schouman F

Provenance:

With Gebr. Douwes, Amsterdam (NL); Private collection, The Netherlands

Exhibitions:

Enschede, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, ‘Schilderijen uit de Romantische School’, 1 Dec. 1957 – 5 Jan. 1958.

Literature:

Exhib. cat. Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, Tussen zonnegoud en kaarslicht. Dordtse meesters 1780-1840, Dordrecht 1986, pp. 68-71; J. Erkelens, Martinus Schouman (1770-1848). Biografie van een Dordtse zee-schilder, in: De Negentiende Eeuw, 1983, nr. 4, pp. 277-94; [s.a.], Martinus Schouman en zijne kunstnalaten-schap, in: Astrea. Maandschrift voor schoone kunst, wetenschap en letteren, vol. III, 1854, pp. 143-4.

JOHANNES CHRISTIAAN SCHOTEL

(Dordrecht 1787 – 1838)

 Dutch ships on a stormy sea

Oil on canvas, 70 x 94.5 cm

Signed lower centre: J.C. Schotel

Provenance:

Collection Baron Fagel (according to the label attached to the reverse). Auction, Loth Gijselman, The Hague, 16 December 1981, lot 1795, European private collection

JOHANNES CHRISTIAAN SCHOTEL

(Dordrecht 1787 – 1838)

Unloading the Catch on the Beach at Scheveningen

Oil on panel, 65.1 x 90.7 cm

Signed lower left:  J.C. Schotel

Provenance: United Kingdom, private collection

JOHANNES CHRISTIAAN SCHOTEL

(Dordrecht 1787 – 1838)

A Beach Scene with Shipping off the Port of Vlissingen

 Oil on canvas, 83.2 x 111.8 cm.

Signed lower centre right:  J.C. Schotel

Provenance: United Kingdom, private collection

See: Brochure Johannes Christiaan Schotel, Gallery Rob Kattenburg BV 2018

 

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HENDRICK CORNELISZ. VROOM

(Haarlem 1562/3 – 1640)

An Enhuizer pinas in a storm surrounded by whales with a second ship

right on the horizon ca. 1590

Oil on canvas, 103 x 103 cm.

Signed on the flag in the foremast: VROOM

Provenance:

Possibly wine merchant Albert Martsz. Amsterdam 1615.  According to his inventory it is mentioned as ” Een stuck voor de schoorsteen met schepen gedaen by Vroom tot Haerlem’’; Netherlands, private collection.

Exhibited:

Tentoonstelling van Nederlandsche zee- en riviergezichten uit de XVIIde eeuw, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1945-12-22 – 1946-02-03, p. 35; cat.nr. 71; Rotterdam, Kunsthal, Zoet & Zout – Water en de Nederlanders, 14 februari – 10 juni 2012.

Literature:

Goedde, L.O., Tempest and shipwreck in Dutch and Flemish art: convention, rhetoric, and interpretation, London 1989, pp. 84-86; Russell, M., Visions of the Sea. Hendrick C. Vroom and the origins of Dutch marine painting, Leiden 1983, p. 114-115, ill. 116; Bol, L.J.  Die Hollandische Marinemalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, Braunschweig [1973], p. 16. Wilson, T. Flags at Sea. ill Plate VI p. 69. Maritieme Encyclopedie, Bussum 1972, vol. V, pp. 270-271. Beylen, J. van, Schepen van de Nederlanden, Van de late middeleeuwen tot het einde van de 17de eeuw, Amsterdam 1970, pp. 95 – 101.

Vroom, A very rare pair of Seascapes, Calm and Tempest 2

ANDRIES VAN EERTVELT called NAENTKENS

(Antwerp 1590- 1652)

A battle between Spanish galleons and Dutch warships before a rugged coastline

 Oil on copper 44 x 68.4 cm

Provenance:

United Kingdom, Collection C. Turner, London; Germany, Collection Nell, Bonn; Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner in the 1920s.

ANDRIES VAN EERTVELT called NAENTKENS

(Antwerp 1590- 1652)

The Battle in the strait between Calais and Dover on 3-4 October 1602, between the Spanish galleys of Federico Spinola and Dutch and English warships

 Oil on canvas, 110 x 182 cm

Provenance:

European private collection

ANDRIES VAN EERTVELT called NAENTKENS

(Antwerp 1590 – 1652)

A storm in open seas

Oil on panel, 58.5 x 114.3 cm

Monogrammed: AE

Provenance:

European private collection

ANDRIES VAN EERTVELT called NAENTKENS

(Antwerp 1590- 1652)

The four-masted man-of-war the ‘Neptunus’, flying the flag of Zeeland, with other vessels beyond

Oil on panel, 53.8 x 71.3 cm

Provenance:

Anonymous sale, London, Phillips, 1849, lot unknown (according to the 1888 catalogue below); There purchased (‘through Mr Barker’) by Sir John Josiah Guest, 1st Bt., (1785–1852), Canford Manor, Dorset (bears the family bookplate on the reverse of the panel); By descent to Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne (1835–1914), Canford Manor, Dorset; By descent to the Rt Hon. Ivor Guest, 1st Viscount Wimborne (1873–1939); By whom sold London, Christie’s, 9 March 1923, lot 57 (as Van de Velde) for 170 guineas to Asscher; Ribbius Pelletier, Utrecht, from 1941 until after 1952, by whom deposited (‘Bewaergeving‘) at the Centraal Museum, Utrecht (according to a label on the reverse of the frame); Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Mak van Waay, 12 May 1975, lot 284, (as Hendrik Cornelisz. Vroom), were acquired by Willem, Baron van Dedem.

Exhibited:
Utrecht, Centraal Museum, on loan 1941–1952(?) (as Dutch School, mid-17th century), 1952 inv. no. 1186.

Literature:
A Catalogue of the Pictures at Canford Manor in the Possession of Lord Wimborne, 1888, p. 101, no. 252 (as Willem van de Velde the Elder); M.E. Houtzager (ed.), Centraal Museum, Utrecht. Catalogus der schilderijen, Utrecht 1952, p. 403, no. 1186 (as Dutch school, mid-17th century); P.C. Sutton, Dutch & Flemish Paintings, The Collection of Willem Baron van Dedem, London 2002, pp. 96–99, no. 16, ill. (as Andries van Eertvelt, called Neantkens).

 

For extensive documentation, see:  ANDRIES VAN EERTVELT called NAENTKENS (Antwerp 1590 – 1652) The four-masted man-of-war the ‘Neptunus’, flying the flag of Zeeland, with other vessels beyond. Rob Kattenburg BV, 2018.

PIETER MULIER I

(Haarlem ca. 1590/ 1615 – 1670)

Sailing vessels in stormy weather

Oil on panel, 40.1 x 61.1 cm

Signed lower centre on the stern signed together: PM

Provenance:

European private collection

Drawings

CORNELIS CLAESZ. VAN WIERINGEN

(Haarlem ca. 1575- 1633)

Ships in a stormy sea

 Pen in grey and brown ink on tinted paper:  ca. 80 x 160 mm.

In the middle ‘Een vracht kaghe omtrent 6 last’

(See: A series of twelve engravings after Jan Porcellis nr. 6 collection Rob Kattenburg)

Provenance:

Ex. coll. Pierre Crozat, ‘le roi des collectionneurs’ Paris

The Netherlands, private collection

Literature:

Paintings in Haarlem 1500 – 1850/ The collection of the/ Frans Hals Museum, pp. 343- 346.

Cornelis Claesz. van Wieringen was with Hendrick Cornelisz.Vroom (also from Haarlem),

the most important representative of the first generation of Dutch marine painters.

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER

(Leiden 1633 – 1707 London)

 Study of a dogger 

Black chalck on paper 200 x 282 mm

Signed in brown ink l.l.:  w.v.v.j.

Provenance:

The Netherlands, Collection, D.G. van Beuningen, Rotterdam

PIETER IDSERTS named PORTIER

(Franeker 1698 – 1781)

Shipping off Amsterdam near Durgerdam with the watchtower  ‘Hoek van ‘t Eij’ at the right

Pen and brush in grey, 315 x 541 mm

Signed with initials P.I. on the pennant of the large merchant ship.

Provenance:

The Netherlands, private collection

Collections:

Vienna, Albertina; Amsterdam, Rijksprentenkabinet, Het Scheepvaartmuseum, City archive; Leiden, Museum Boerhaave; Leeuwarden, Fries Museum; Sneek, Fries Scheepvaartmuseum

PIETER AARTSZE BLAAUW

(Hoorn 1744 – 1808 Medemblik)

Shipping off a coast

Pen and brush in grey, 355 x 507 mm

DIRK LANGENDIJK

(Rotterdam 1748 – 1805)

Landing of English troops at Callantsoog, 27 August 1799

Watercolour, 208 x 319 mm.

Signed and dated (l.r.): Dirk Langendijk ad viv delin 1799 fecit 1803

Three other documented versions of this watercolour are in the collections of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, the Regionaal Archief, Alkmaar, and the Royal Library, Windsor.

Literature:

A. Jonker, Beroering in de polder. De Zijpe tijdens de Patriottentijd, de Bataafse periode en de Engels-Russische invasie, 1780-1800, in: ZHB vol.XVII no.3 (september 1999), pp.3-24; De lange herfst van 1799. De Russisch-Engelse invasie in polder en duin, Castricum 1999; M.E. Deelen e.a., Dirk Langendijk (1748-1805): tekenaar tussen kruitdamp en vaderlands gevoel, Rotterdam; H.C Hazewingel, Dirk en Jan Anthonie Langedijk en Christoffel Meijer, Rotterdam 1955; J.C. Vieweg; The campaign in Holland, 1799, by a subaltern, London 1861; C.R.T. Krayenhoff, Geschiedkundige Beschouwing van den Oorlog op het grondgebied der Bataafsche Republiek in 1799. Nijmegen 1832; L.C. Vonk, Geschiedenis der landing van het Engelsch-Russisch leger in Noord-Holland, Haarlem 1801.

GERRIT GROENEWEGEN

(1754 – Rotterdam- 1826)

Shipping in a strong breeze

Pen and pencil in brown and grey: 34.5 x 49.4

Signed and dated in verso in brown ink : G. Groenewegen 1802

Watermark: J. Kool

Provenance:

France, private collection

GERRIT GROENEWEGEN

(Rotterdam 1754 – 1826)

Shipping off the coast with a jetty at the left a fregate (G5) and a ‘barkentijn (C2)’

or ‘brik’ a ‘beurtschip’ at the left

Pen and brush in brown and grey, 315 x 478 mm

Signed at lower left: G. Groenewegen

Provenance: Germany, private collection

GERRIT GROENEWEGEN

(Rotterdam 1754– 1826)

Ships in a heavy storm threatening to hit the lee shore in front of a foreign coast.                      Left a frigate in great distress

 Aquarel in pen and brush 247 x 333 mm

Signed in verso upper left: G. Groenewegen

Provenance:

France, private collection

Literature:

See: etch 6 of the 7th series of 12. A total of 84 etchings.

VERZAMELING/ VAN vier en tachtig stuks/ HOLLANDSCHE SCHEPEN/GETEEKEND EN IN KOPER GEBRACHT/ DOOR/ G. GROENEWEGEN/ 1789.

JOHANNES CHRISTIAAN SCHOTEL

(Dordrecht 1787 – 1838)

Shipping off a coast (modello)

Graphite, black chalk and grey wash, 52.5 x 74.5 cm

Provenance:

The Netherlands, private collection

Literature:

cf.; Een onsterfelijk zeeschilder J.C. Schotel 1787 – 1838.  exhib.cat. Dordrecht: Dordrechts

Museum, 1989. pp. 16-17, cat. no. 55-57, p.94, cat. no. 53, cat. no. 83.

HENDRIK WILLEM MESDAG

(Groningen 1831 – 1915 The Hague)

Incoming ‘Bomschuiten’ from Scheveningen

Acquarel, 74 x 52 cm

Signed right under: H.W. MESDAG

Provenance:

Netherlands, private collection

Cf.: version in oil, literature: Poort, J., ‘Willem Mesdag (1831- 1915) Oeuvre catalog’, Wassenaar, 1989, p. 311, cat. no. 13.10.

THOMAS BUSH HARDY

(Sheffield 1842 – 1897 London)

Blake and Tromp in the Straits of Dover, May 1652

Watercolour: 72 x 125 cm

Signed, titled and dated: T.B Hardy. 1873, Blake and Tromp in the straits of Dover. May 1652

Provenance:

United Kingdom, private collection

HENDRIK WILLEM MESDAG

(Groningen 1831 – 1915 The Hague)

Incoming ‘Bomschuiten’ from Scheveningen

Acquarel, 74 x 52 cm

Signed right under: H.W. MESDAG

Provenance:

Netherlands, private collection

Cf.: version in oil, literature: Poort, J., ‘Willem Mesdag (1831- 1915) Oeuvre catalog’, Wassenaar, 1989, p. 311, cat. no. 13.10.

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER

(Leiden 1633 – Westminster 1707)

Ships at anchor

 Pencil and grey wash, and some highlights in pen in grey, 185 x 408 mm

Provenance:

Netherlands, private collection

In the left foreground e.g. a kaegh (kaag)

The ships are partly rendered in grey ink and vertical dotted lines, indicating a method of drawing in perspective. The horizon is drawn at the eye level of Willem van de Velde and all objects in the picture space are crossed by the horizon at the same height from the ground.

Literature:

M.S Robinson, Van de Velde drawings, a catalogue of drawings in the National Maritime Museum made by the Elder and the Younger Willem van de Velde, 2 vols., Cambridge 1973. vol. 1, p. 408 ill. No. 708; R. Reurs, ”Even if it is not architecture”: perspective drawings by Simon de Vlieger and Willem van de Velde the Younger* in: Simiolus 13, 1983, pp. 189-200.

Cf. The Art of the Van de Veldes. Paintings and drawings by the great Dutch marine artists and their English followers, exhib. cat, London, The National Maritime Museum 1982, p. 100, ill. 87.

ADAM SILO

(Amsterdam 1674 – 1760)

Merchant ships off a harbour’s mouth

Gouache and ink on paper, 210 x 305 mm

Signed on wood l.l.:  adam silo

Provenance:

United Kingdom, private collection

JOHANNES CHRISTIAAN SCHOTEL

(Dordrecht 1787 – 1838)

A summer day in the docks along the Merwede, seen from the North-East,

Just visible on the right, the big church of Dordrecht, c. 1810

Gouache, watercolour and pen on paper, 450 x 635 mm

Signed lower left:  J.C. Schotel

Provenance:

Netherlands, private collection

Literature:

G.D.J. Schotel, Leven van den zeeschilder J.C.Schotel, Haarlem 1840; J. Erkelens ed., exhib. cat. Tussen zonnegoud en kaarslicht. Dordtse meesters 1780-1840, Dordrecht 1986, pp. 94-101.

Cf.  Etching G6 (a frigate) & D8 (a hooker) From: VERZAMELING/ VAN     vier en tachtig stuks/ HOLLANDSCHE SCHEPEN/ GETEEKEND EN IN KOPER GEBRACHT/ DOOR/           G. GROENEWEGEN/ 1789.

JOHANNES HERMANUS KOEKKOEK

(Veere 1778- 1851 Amsterdam)

A barge off the coast in turbulent water

Watercolour, 225 x 305 mm

Provenance:

Netherlands, Gallery Odette Welvaart, Amsterdam, until 2009; Netherlands, Dhr. Schaepman, Dordrecht, until 2013; European private collection

Literature:

Cf. Catalogus van eene verzameling fraaije schilderijen, gekleurde en ongekleurde teekeningen, kapitale gegraveerde en andere prenten etc., cat. Coll. E.P. Cremer.,comp. A. Stuart Makkers, Middelburg, 17 mei 1847, comp. p. 47, lot 6; L.J.Bol, Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek, realistisch-romantisch schilder, Middelburg 1963; Scheen; R de Leeuw e.a., Meesters van de Romantiek. Nederlandse kunstenaars 1800-1850, Rotterdam/ Zwolle 2005.

CORNELIS DE GRIENT

(Rotterdam 1691 – 1783)

Shipping of the Dutch coast

Pen and brush in grey and brown East Indian ink, 212 x 308 mm

Signed on the driftwood lower right: C. de Grient

Dated lower left: 1760

Provenance:

United Kingdom, private collection

From left to right: A ‘bootschip’ (5a), a ‘kofschip’ (3a) in the front right from the middle a ‘smakschip’ (7a) and a fregate.

Literature:

See: VERZAMELING/ VAN vier en tachtig stuks/ HOLLANDSCHE SCHEPEN/GETEEKEND EN IN KOPER GEBRACHT/ DOOR/ G. GROENEWEGEN/ 1789/ te Rotterdam, bij/ J. VAN DEN BRINK/Noordblaak, D.295. Etsen 3A, SA, 7A en 7 C.

Prints & Books

JAN PORCELLIS

(Gent before 1584 – Zoeterwoude 1632)

 Icones variarum navium hollandicarum quarum usus maximè in aquis interioribus regionis.Notatae à famosissimo Navium Pictore Iohanne Percelles.

(Images of various Dutch vessels)

With the address of B. Cleynhens, Haarlem excudit

A SERIES OF TWELVE ENGRAVINGS, A TITLE PAGE INCLUDED

Apart from Visschers title, the series includes eleven numbered plates,

Titlepage engraving:  Claes Janszoon Visscher

Plate 1-11 engraving: Robert de Baudous.

Literature:

Hollstein’s, Dutch & Flemisch Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450-1700 (1991), p.151, fourth state of four

JOHANNES DE RAM

(Amsterdam 1648 – 1693)

Amsteldam 

Engraved chart mounted on 4 contemporary conjoined sheets: ca 77 x 91 cm

Amsterdam: J. de Ram 1691 -1693

Provenance:

Netherlands, private collection

Literature:

D’Ailly (1934) no. 223; D’Ailly (1953) no. 150; Koot (1977); Van Eeghen (1987b), p.74, Hameleers (1994); Bakker en Schmitz (2007), p. 278, no.67; in: Kaarten van Amsterdam 1538/1865, Bussum, exhib. cat. Stadsarchief Amsterdam, 2013, p. 184, no. 88. ill. pp. 182-183.

JOHN PINE

(1690–1756)

A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT ATLAS OF THE DEFEAT OF THE INVINCIBLE SPANISH ARMADA 1588

 Including the set engravings by john pine, London 1739 (The Armada tapestries). Juxtaposed to the charts (tables) of Robert Adams, 1538, from which HENDRICK C. VROOM designed the tapestries for the House of Lords. The charts and corresponding tapestries describe the battle of the armada in 10 incidents.

           The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords: representing the several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets, in the ever memorable Year MDLXXXVIII (1588), with the portraits of the Lord High-Admiral and the other noble Commanders, taken from the Life.

Atlas folio

Dated: 1739

Published in London by John Pine, June 24 1739, According to Act of Parliament

First edition

Height: 522 millimetres (approx. page size

Width: 368 millimetres (approx. page size)

Atlas Folio with letterpress text and engraved and etched illustration plates, the tapestry plates printed in black and green ink, some of the charts with hand-colouring.

Provenance:

Italy, private collection

Literature:

Berlin Catalogue 1677 (which does not mention the two maps of the River Thames and SouthWest England and which are often not included, but are in the present example). William Upcott, A bibliographical account of the principal works relating to English topography – Vol. 2, Chapter XIX pp. 872-873, Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor., (1818). H. Hammelmann, Book-illustrators in eighteenth-century England, ed. T.S.R. Boase (1975). M. Russel, Visions of the Sea: Hendrick C. Vroom and the Origins of Dutch Marine Painting p.p 116- 140. T. Clayton, ‘The English Print 1688-1802’, New Haven and London 1997, p.87.

WILLEM JANSZ. BLAEU

(Uitgeest/ Alkmaar 1571 – 1638 Amsterdam)

 PASCAARTE van alle de Zècusten van/EUROPA / Nieulycx. befchreven door/ Willem Jansz. Blauw./Men vintse te coop tot AMSTERDAM,/Op’t Water inde vergulde Sonnewÿser.

Sea Chart of all the Seacoasts of Europe, c. 1625

Copper engraving and etching on vellum, hand-coloured, 68.7 x 86.8 cm / 71.5 x 89 cm

State I/II, 10 other documented copies (seven on vellum and three on paper)

Scale: c. 1:7.500.000

In cartouche: pascaarte van alle de Zècusten van europa / Nieulycx beschreven door Willem Janß. Blauw/ Men vintse te coop tot Amsterdam, op ‘t Water inde vergulde Sonnewijser

First state of two

The title and imprint appear in a cartouche, crowned by the printer’s mark of Willem Jansz Blaeu [INDEFESSVS AGENDO], at the centre of the lower border. Scale cartouches appear in four corners of the chart and richly decorated coats of arms have been engraved in the interior. The chart is oriented to the West. It shows the seacoasts of Europe from Novaya Zemlya and the Gulf of Sydra in the east, and the Azores and the west coast of Greenland in the west. In the North, the chart extends to the northern coast of Spitsbergen, and in the south to the Canary Islands. The eastern part of the Mediterranean is included in the North African interior.                                                                                                                                                    Magnificently decorated, there are richly detailed European coats of arms, scale cartouches in the corners, several ships in the waters, a pair of natives in Greenland, and a number of animals portrayed on land, including polar bears and elephants.

Provenance:

France, collection of a noble family

Literature:

Jean Denucé, Oude Geographica te Antwerpen, in: Antwerpsch Archievenblad, Antwerp 1927, pp. 1-13; Myriem Foncin, Catalogue des cartes nautiques sur vélin, Paris 1963, p. 313; Klaus Stopp & Herbert Langel, Katalog der alten Landkarten in der Badischen Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe 1974, p.33 (ill. VI); James A. Welu, Vermeer: His Cartographic Sources, in: Art Bulletin 57 (1975), pp. 541-44; Günter Schilder, Willem Janszoon Blaeu’s Map of Europe (1606). A Recent Discovery in England, in: Imago Mundi, Vol. 28 (1976) pp. 9-20 (ill. fig. 7); Günter Schilder, Monumenta Cartographica IV, Alphen aan den Rijn 1993, 45.1 pp. 100-101, ill. p.101; Kees Zandvliet, Vermeer en de cartografie van zijn tijd, in: De wereld der geleerdheid rond Vermeer, Brussels 1996, p. 69; A. K. Jr. Wheelock, The Public and the Private in the Age of Vermeer, Osaka, 2000. p. 190.

No example of this first state printed on vellum is kept in any private collection or collections in museums in the Netherlands. There is a total of seven recorded complete examples of the Sea Chart of all the Seacoasts of Europeon vellum and three on paper of the first state.

CLAES JANSZ. VISSCHER AND PIETER JACOBSZ. BAST

(Amsterdam 1586 – 1652)                                                       (Antwerp  ca. 1570 – 1605 Leiden)

 A View of Amsterdam from the north Bank of the IJ

Etching and engraving on four joined sheets of paper: 255 x 1120 mm

Monogrammed: lower left ‘CIV’ (in reverse) and ‘HA’ for Herman Allertsz Coster

Dated: 1611

Published: Amsterdam

Only 9 examples documented.

Provenance: Private collection, The Unites States

SIEWERT VAN DER MEULEN

(Amsterdam 1648 – 1693)

Amsteldam 

Engraved chart mounted on 4 contemporary conjoined sheets: ca 77 x 91 cm

Amsterdam: J. de Ram 1691 -1693

Provenance:

Netherlands, private collection

Literature:

D’Ailly (1934) no. 223; D’Ailly (1953) no. 150; Koot (1977); Van Eeghen (1987b), p.74, Hameleers (1994); Bakker en Schmitz (2007), p. 278, no.67; in: Kaarten van Amsterdam 1538/1865, Bussum, exhib. cat. Stadsarchief Amsterdam, 2013, p. 184, no. 88. ill. pp. 182-183.

GERARD VAN KEULEN/ GERARD VAN SCHAGEN

(Amsterdam 1678 / ca. 1642-after 1690)

Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula c. 1682

Copper engraving, contemporary hand colouring, 492 x 550 mm.

Scale: c. 1:78.000.000

The cartouche reading ‘ex officina’ G. a Keulen. Amstelodami,

Signed in margin l.r.:  t’Amsterdam Gedruckt by G. van Schagen by de Nieuwe Haerlemmer Sluys’

Provenance:

Netherlands, private collection of Paulus Swaen

A very rare world map of which only a few copies are known

LUCAS JANSZ.WAGHENAER VAN ENCHUIJSEN

(probably Enkhuizen  1533 / 1534 – 1606  Enkhuizen)

First engraved Sea- Chart of the Zuiderzee, 1583

Copper engraving: 330 x 514 mm

Dated: 1583

State: I

Engraved by: Joannes van Doetechum (1558– 1630)

In cartouche on the right side:

Beschrijvinge vande vermaerde stroemen, Tulie / ende Tmaersdiep, opsteckende Inde Zuijder, / Zee voer bij Enkhuijsen tot Amstelredam, met / alle de sandē plaeten en ondieptē op de selude stroemen / gheleghen – /

In the cartouche on the left side:

Aldus es Vrieslandt ghedaen als hier beneden ghestelt es, als de Caep op Schiermonickooch oost zuijdt oost v. staet ēē / mijle. Door Lucas Jansz Wagenaar van Enchhuisen – /

Right under: Joannes à Doetecum fe

Provenance:

The Netherlands, private collection

Literature:

New Hollstein, Van Doetecum III, no. 795, state II (of VII); Koeman IV, p. 472, item 2b (also see: Wag 5A, 5B and 5C, the last one is listed in the supplement); Walsmit, E, e.a. Spiegel van de Zuiderzee. Geschiedenis en Cartobibliografie van de Zuiderzee en het Hollands Waddengebied. Houten:  HES & DE GRAAF publishers, 2009: pp.210 -221.

A fine and extremely rare map, dated 1583.

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