LOT 454
SOLD €130,00

[Friesland. Misprint] Martini Hamconii Frisia,

seu De viris rebusque Frisiae illustribus libri duo. Franeker, I. Lamrinck en J. Starter, 1620, (18),127 [= 131],4 leaves, title printed in red and black, with engraved portrait and woodcut coats of arms on both sides of the title, also with 53 engraved full-length portraits, contemporary vellum, small 4to.

Besides a few minimal defects (e.g. waterstaining in corners) a very good copy. With a misprint, of which we found no other examples online: the portrait of Enno II erroneously appears twice: facing p. 57 (correct) and p. 55, with the portrait facing p. 55 covered with the correct plate of Enno (I). Contains on leaf 74-75 an account of a journey of the Frisians to Chile and America, long before Columbus. Fine and relatively rare Franeker edition, the second printing of this history of Friesland (the first printed by Lambert Raesfeldt at Munster, 1609 and a third appeared in 1623). Of this edition at least two variants exist, with varying divisions of the red and black of the title page. Various sources on Hamconius (1550-1620), actually named Maarten Hamckema, are available online, for example:

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