Armorial manuscript. Belgium, n.d. (late 17th century)

Beautiful genealogical manuscript of the Belgian van de Velde family. Contemporary calf binding. Folio [c. 33 x 22 x 4 cm.]. 42 pp, followed by blanks (the large number of blanks probably indicates that the manuscript was made to be continued). Binding with some signs of wear.

The van de Velde family was a patrician family from Brussels. This manuscript contains various documents relating to the family, among which numerous text page detailing the family’s history, beautiful large drawings of tombstones and funeral monuments, genealogical trees, coats of arms and portraits. It centers around David van de Velde (?-1679), a councillor for the States of Brabant, but people that married into the family are also mentioned, such as: the Valckenborchs, Pauweter, Paris, Cortbemdes. The manuscript is made up of exquisitely beautiful hand painted color illustrations: one genealogical tree at the beginning of the manuscript, four quarters of nobility, eight coats of arms and eight memorial and funeral tombstone drawings.

Very beautiful armorial and genealogical manuscript of an important noble family of 17th century Brussels, with complex documents and surprinsingly beautiful drawings.

EUR 2.900,-