Record number 07/511
Author Baarland, Adriaan van, 1486 - 1538
TitleDucum Brabantiae Chronica Hadriani Barlandi, Item Brabantiados Poema Melchioris Barlaei: Iconibus nunc primum illustrata, Ære ac studio Ioan. Bapt. Vrienti: Operâ quoque Nob. viri Antoni De Succa. Ad Serenissimos Principes Albertum Et Isabellam Brabantiæ Duces.
ImprintAntverpiæ: In Officina Plantiniana, Apud Ioannem Moretum., Anno Saeculari Sacro CIƆ. IƆC.
Physical Description[16], 192, [50] p., [1] dble. map: illus.; 310 mm. (Quarto.)
Content Format Note[T.p., dedic.] - Hadriani Barlandi ... Præfatio - De Utilitate Historiæ, Idem Barlandus - [Extracts from Greek and Latin writers] - Series Ducum Brabantiæ In Hadriani Barlandi Chronicis - [Map (dble. pl.)] - [Text] - Notæ ... - De Vita Scriptisque Hadriani Barlandi ... - Index Capitum Chronicor. Brabantiæ Hadriani Barlandi - Io. Bapt. Urientius Antverpianus. Candidi Lectori; Duces Brab. Et Lotharingiæ Barlando Adiecti ... - Melchioris Barlæi Antverp. Brabantiados Liber - Approbatio - [Colophon = printer's device].
Summary NoteThis publication is an early fruit of the programme of Albert and Isabella to develop a sense of national identity in the Netherlands, of which they had become joint rulers in 1599. Antoine de Succa's commission to copy historical images of Albert and Isabella's ancestors from all over the Netherlands would continue for many years, and its results be made available to other artists, including Rubens.

The double plate shows a map, 'Brabantiæ Ducatus Accuratissima Descriptio. 1599.' The illustrations are full-page. The first shows the arms of Albert Ernst and Isabella; the rest show portraits of dukes of Brabant. The book also has decorated initials and a title-page vignette showing the printer's device and motto ('Labore Et Constantia'). The printer's device also forms the colophon.
Responsibility NoteThe illustrations are unsigned.

The work is dedicated by Io. Bapt. Vrientius to Albert and Isabella of Austria, Dukes of Brabant.
SubjectRulers - Celebrities - Costume - Belgium - Netherlands - Brabant - History
Pictorial works - Belgium - 17th century
ReferencesA.M. Bonenfant-Feytmans, 'Antoine de Succa et l'historiographie de son temps', in Les Memoriaux d'Antoine de Succa [exhibition catalogue] (1977), p.16-20. Museum Plantin-Moretus, Het Museum Plantin-Moretus te Antwerpen. I. Bibliotheek, by F. de Nave (1985).
Copy NoteThe title-page vignette has been coloured by hand.
Binding Note17th-century white vellum, upper cover gilt-stamped with cartouche enclosing crossed keys.
Contributors Baerle, Melchior van, ca. 1540 -, Brabantiados Poema
Vrients, Jan Baptista, 1552 - 1612, editor, publisher
Succa, Antonius De, fl. ca. 1600 - 1615?, publisher
Moretus, Jan, 1543 - 1610, printer
Albert Ernst, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Brabant, 1559 - 1621, dedicatee
Isabella Clara Eugenia, Archduchess, consort of Albert, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Brabant, 1566 - 1633, dedicatee
Officina Plantiniana (Antwerp)
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