Copperplate engraving on a vellin type hand laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 21 x 33.5 cm. The image size is ca. 4 x 9 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.3 x 13.2 inch. The image size is ca. 1.6 x 3.5 inch.
Coat of arms: ‘Berlaer-Helmont’. Lion holding a banner with the coat of arms of Helmond. Set includes engraving plus accompanying 6 pages with text including the genealogical family tree of the Lords of Berlaer-Helmond. Also 3 small engravings of seals of Berthout of Berlaer, Florent of Berlaer and Egidius Berthout, Lord of Lonebeke. This original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Trophees tant sacres que profanes du Duche de Brabant…’, by F. Christophre Butkens, published in The Hague by Chretien van Lom, 1724-1726. This is the second and most lavish edition of this work with many copperplate engravings as oposed to the first edition with mostly woodcuts. This is an important work on history and genealogy of the Duchy of Brabant, which covers part of Belgium and the Netherlands.Artists and Engravers: Author: Christophorus Butkens (1591-1650), a Belgian Cisterian Monk born in Antwerp. Known for it’s wealth of information but also his many blunders.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-HELMOND-NETHERLANDS-BERLAER-BUTKENS