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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
Zeeland’s First luitenant-admiraals
Evertsen – Jonge, J(ohannes). C(ornelis). de. Levens-beschrijving van Johan en Cornelis Evertsen, Luitenant-Admiralen van Zeeland. The Hague, Weduwe J. Allart & Comp., 1820. Large 8vo. 2 ll. half and engraved title, 253 pp., ⅓ l. bookbinder’s title. With
2 portrait engravings & 3 plates in aquatint
and 2 multifold genealogical tables (47 x 55 and 46.5 x 63 cm resp.). Orig. wrappers with spine labels. Uncut, but opened.
Cat. N.H.S.M. 847; Saalmink p. 951. – FIRST EDITION. – Text on sturdy laid paper, the genealogical tables on C & I Honig vélin paper. – 1 l. with corner tear off in the wide white lower margin, 2 pp. with brown spot at top in the white inner edge, the folding plates each torn minimally at the white binding edge at top, slightly more at bottom (backed acid-freely) and on the back with various light tiny brown spots. Otherwise virtually dew-fresh copy of this
rare double biography
of the brothers Johan (Vlissingen 1600 – 1666 [Tweedaagse Zeeslag/St. James’s Day Battle]) and Cornelis (Vlissingen 1610 – 1666 [Four Days’ Battle]) Evertsen as the two most important ones of the five sons of Johan Evertsen, called Jan de Kapitein, all of them appointed lieutenant by the admiralty of Zeeland in acknowledgement of his merits after his death fighting French corsairs off La Rochelle 1617. Serving through the decades as commanders and squadron leaders i. a. under Marten and Cornelis Tromp and Michiel de Ruyter against French pirates, convoy service and the Anglo-Dutch wars, Johann Evertsen became Zeeland’s first luitenant-admiraal in late 1664, followed in July 1665 by his brother. Fallen in consecutive battles aboard the very same ship, the Walcheren commanded by Cornelis’ same-named son – Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest, called Keesje de Duvel, later likewise Zeeland luitenant-admiraal – , their joint state tomb in the Oude Kerk at Middelburg figures as title vignette here.
The portraits engraved by Philipp Velijn (Leiden 1787 – Amsterdam 1836) from the paintings then in the possession of the widow of Cornelis Cromstrien Evertsen as the last male descendent, the aquatints by Willem H. Hoogkamer (d. Arnhem 1864).
Offer no. 28,884 / EUR 430. / export price EUR 409. (c. US$ 446.) + shipping