The Archives of the late Paul Valkema Blouw

In 2017 the complete collection of annotated photocopies, collected by Paul Blouw for his personal use during his long career as an independent scholar, will be published as a companion to his Collected Works: his Essays and his magnum opus Typographia Batava – the most important publications on printing in the Low Countries in the 16th century.

Many if not most 16th century Dutch books and pamphlets were published without the name of the printer or publisher. Blouw spent more than 30 years to trace all of them. To be able to do this – in pre-computer days – he build an archive of typographical material, almost all of them annotated. It contains more than 15.000 photocopies  of pages of rare books.

Although his monumental bibliography will probably never be superseded, he loved his many articles more, about writers such as Hendrick Niclaes, Menno Simonsz and their printers.

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Anonymous: Printer B.L.?

Barent Adriaensz

Nicolaes Biestkens van Diest

Nicolaes Biestkens the Younger

Herman de Buck

Willem Jansz van Campen

Michiel Chierat

Cornelis Claesz

Simon Corver

Jan Hendricksz

Gerard Ketel

Steven Mierdmans

Gilles van den Rade

Widow Christoffel II van Ruremunde

Hans II van Ruremunde

Hans Wolff

Age Wybes

Jan Zas Hoensz

Topography

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The Netherlands

Deliciae Batavicae. Leiden [17th century]

Matthijs Pool. Plusieurs vues et perspectives de la fameuse Riviere de Buyten-Amstel. Amsterdam [18th century]

Carel Allard. De luister van Amsteldam. Amsterdam [1644]

Afbeeldinge van de verscheyde vergrootinge van Amsterdam met der zelver voornaamste gebouwen [Amsterdam 1662]

Olfert Dapper. Historische beschryving van Amsterdam. Amsterdam 1663

Thooneel der steden en sterckten van t’ Vereenight Nederland Antwerpen [1679]

Caspar Commelin. Beschryvinge van Amsterdam. Amsterdam 1693

La celebre ville d’Amsterdam. Leiden ca 1700-1708

Het zegepralent Kennemerland. Amsterdam [ca 1725]

De zegepraalende Vecht. Amsterdam 1729

Abraham Rademaker. Spiegel van Amsterdams zomervreugd. Amsterdam 1730

Abraham Rademaker. Hollands Arcadia of de vermaarde rivier den Amstel. Amsterdam 1730

Pierre Fouquet. 103 afbeeldingen van de wijd vermaarde koopstad Amsterdam. Amsterdam 1774

Europe

Laurens Jacobs Antiquae Urbis Splendor. Rome 1612

Francois Perrier. Icones et segmenta … quae Roma adhuc extant. Rome 1645

Petrus Sanctius Bartolius. Veterum sepulcra seu Mausolea Romanorum et Etruscorum. Leiden 1728

Del Museo Capitolino Tomo 1-3. Rome 1741

Kunstkabinet, besluitende hondert der allerberoemste antique stantbeelden staende binnen Rome. Den Haag 1737

 

The World

How the world dressed in 1581

Beschryvinge vande overtreffelijcke … zee-vaerdt van … Thomas Candish. Amsterdam 1598

Gerard de Veer. Diarium Nauticum seu Trium navigationum. Amsterdam 1598

Eigentliche und warhafftige beschreibung … durch Olivier von Nort. Amsterdam 1602

Newe Schiffart … so Olivier von Nort … gethan … hat. Frankfurt am Main 1602

Warhafftige historische Beschreibung des Konigreichs Guinea. Frankfurt am Main. 1603

Miroir Oost & West-Indical … navigations … par George de Spilbergen … L’autre par Jacob le Maire. Amsterdam 1621

Athanasius Kircher. China monumentis. Amsterdam 1667

Eduward Meltons … Zeldzaame en Gedenkwaardige Zee- en Landreizen. Amsterdam 1681

J.B. Tavernier. De zes reizen … Tweede deel van d’Indiën. Amsterdam 1682

 

Ovid’s Metamorphoses

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