Shopping cart (0 items € 0)
Go Back

Richly illustrated manuscript genealogy of the important Dutch families of Cuylenburgh & Beusichum
and their Dutch, Flemish and Hainaut allied families
with an added manuscript leaf from Arnoldus Buchelius

[Manuscript genealogies of the noble family Cuylenburgh ( vol. 1) and the noble family Beusichum & Cuylenburgh (vol. 2)].
[Utrecht, Culemborg or Beusichem?], ca. 1655-1675, after 1654]. 2 volumes. Large folio. Manuscript in Dutch, written in one hand in a neat, 17th-century hand cursive hand. With 65 coat of arms, almost all of them coloured by hand. Also with some spaces for coats of arms left blank. A loose leaf added to volume with 34 ink-drawn and contemporary hand-coloured small coats of arms with accompanying text written in a cursive 17th-century hand. 19th-century half brown cloth (vol. 1) and red buckram (vol. 2), brown decorated paper sides, titles in gold on the front boards. [4 (plus 1 loose leaf)]; [8] ll.
€ 6,000
Very interesting manuscript genealogies of two highly important Dutch noble families originating from the city of Culemborg and the village Beusichem, south-east of Utrecht, together with their allied Dutch, Flemish and Hainaut families, running from ca. 925 till ca. 1650 (latest entry in the manuscript dated 1654). Both volumes are written in the same hand, probably in the third quarter of the seventeenth century, and elaborately illustrated with different hand-coloured coat of arms. The first volume contains coat of arms from, among others, important Dutch families as Uytten Enge, Raephorst, Bronckhorst, Vyanen-Rijsenburg, Borre van Amerongen, Taets van Amerongen and Reness; the second volume also contains coat of arms from important Dutch but also Flemish and Hainaut families, such as Arckel, Vyanen-Montfoort, Weerdenburg, Egmont, Reiffenscheyt, Lalaing, Pallant-Cocq van Nerynen, Poelgeest, Nievelt, Merode, Mathenesse, etc. In this first volume, a leaf with a genealogy is inserted. This leaf was written by the Utrecht historian and genealogist Arnoldus Buchelius (1565-1641), who composed many leaves with family trees and coloured coats of arms for wealthy Dutch noble families. The present leaf concerns the Cuylemburch and Rysenburch family. Altogether, beautifully written in a neat 17th-century hand, the manuscript is not only visually appealing, but it also provides a rich history of some of the most important families from the Low Countries from the 10th till the 17th century.
With the bookplate of Edwin Jaquet Sellers (1865-1945) on the front paste-downs with his engraved coat of arms. Sellers wrote many works on heraldry and genealogy of English, American but also Dutch families. Also with some additions to the loosely inserted leaf and a few (later?) marginal annotations. Some very minor foxing, some very light browning, overall in very good condition.
Order Inquire Terms of sale

Related Subjects:

Autographs, documents & manuscripts  >  Manuscripts & Documents
History, law & philosophy  >  Genealogy, Heraldry & Flags
Low countries  >  Netherlands