Woodcut print on a verge type paper. Image and text, front and rear. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 19.5 x 30.5 cm. The image size is ca. 15.5 x 10.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 7.7 x 12 inch. The image size is ca. 6.1 x 4.1 inch.
Sheet from chapter one of this work which deals with the Foresters and Counts starting with Liederick Buc. This sheet shows Liedericks son Anthonis or Antheunis, the second forester of the Vlaanderengouw, who ruled for 16 years. This scarse old antique print originates from: ‘Die excellente Cronike van Vlaenderen …’, (transl.: Cronicles / History of Flanders, Belgium) by Roelant de Dappere, published by Willem Vorsterman in Antwerp, 1531. This work has splendit woodcut illustrations. Individual prints from this scarse work are rarely offered.Artists and Engravers: Bibl. Belgica ascribes the main-work to Roelant de Doppere and Antoine de Roovere. The author of the second part is still unknown. The publisher of the work: Willem Vorsterman (Flemish 1504-1540 or 1543) was one of the leading and most productive publishers / printers of his time. He published over 200 works in the period 1524-1540. This work is one of his most popular works. The woodcuts in this work were partly assembled from the publishers inventory and partly made for this work by unknown artists.
Condition: Fine. General age related toning and light staining from handling. Irregular paper edges with tears as clearly visible on scan. Please study scan.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-ANTHEUNIS LE BUC-FLANDERS-DOPPERE-VORSTERMAN