2231 - 2341 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
= Letter of condolence and sympathy on the death of the adressee's wife(?) ("uw lieve huischvrouwe onse waerde nighte"), also apologizing for being too caught up in daily affairs to be able to attend the funeral service. Andries Colvius (1594-1671) was a preacher in Dordrecht. An English translation of the entire text is provided in the lot. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVIII.
= In 1654 the servant of Isaac Hochepied, owner of the homestead 'De Vlotter', was being accused of forbidden hunting. Hochepied, as a nobleman, is qualified for hunting and in possession of the hunting license belonging to the homestead. Since the servant, Arjen Cornelisz., is his employee, the accusation should be annulled. The sentence of 1659 agrees with Hochepied.
AND 2 other manuscript documents, both pen and ink on paper: a proof of ownership, dated 1870 and a anonymous letter, dated 1934.
= Contains i.a. 13 deeds of transport, of i.a. a house on the Oude Gracht in Alkmaar (1808), "de helfte twee ledige erven of stukken grods, gelegen binnen dese stadt [Weesp] aan de westzijde van de Nieuwe of Agtergragt" (1769) and a field of arable land in Winkel (1758); a deed of admission as notary of Aris van der Mieden (Alkmaar, 1684) and an inventory of the estate and legacy of Maartje Cornelis Leeuws (Winkel, 1782).
- One charter ink faded, barely legible.
= Contains 6 deeds of transport, i.a. one in which Leendert van der Kruck and Catharina van Leeuwen have sold to Krijn van Rijn "een huijsmanswooninge met koe en paardestallinge, schuur, twee bargen en verder getimmerte daartoe en aangehoorende, met verscheijde parthijen weij off teelland" near Voorburg (1775), and a settlement between nobleman Balduyn van Rhooden and his cousin Aert Johan van Renoy in which the first requests a proces between him and his cousin to be ended, which would enable him to "eenmael ruste in sijnen hoogen ouderdom tot versorginge van sijn zyel en salichheyt te mogen genieten" (1644).
- A few lvs. w. contemp. annots. and additional ills. in pencil, pen and ink.
= Nice, brightly coloured miniatures. Possibly unfinished illumination, as some miniatures and border decoration is uncoloured.
- Scattered (contemp.?) annots. throughout; sl. fingersoiled in outer lower corner. Backstrip sl. chipped; joints starting to split at spine-ends.
- Contemp. (?) annots. on verso last leaf.
- Miniatures partly sl. flaked; a contemp. annot. in pen and ink and additional ill. in pencil; sl. (finger)soiled. Backcover cracked; leather worn on backstrip, lacks portion of ±4,5 cm.
- Wrinkled; final leaf w. some (Ethiopian) annots. in ballpoint; one leaf w. hole; fingersoiled; occas. sl. stained.
- Older repairs in lower corners; margins frayed and soiled.
- Sl. (water)stained and soiled; a few lvs. wormholed in blank margins; lvs. frayed along extremities; new endpapers. Cloth darkened.
- A few sm. holes on folds.
= Freight list(?) concerning the purchase of i.a. slaves, gum and elephant teeth. Drawn up by captains George Glas and Robert Mavers.
= I.a. on the members Alexandre Diercxsens and Joseph Antoine Diercxens. They were i.a. involved in the "Societeit van Eigendom van Eijerland". This company was erected in 1835 by the Antwerp businessman Th. de Cock (brother-in-law of Joseph Antoine Diercxsens) and others to develop the marsh land on the Dutch island of Texel for agrarian purposes. Also on the sale of land on Texel.
= Text unread. Signed by the patriarch and probably various officials in Greek and Arabic. Timothy was patriarch of Constantinople from 1612 to 1620. The manuscript appears to be dated 1613 on verso.
- Provenance: owner's stamp of a member of the Beelaerts van Blokland family on title-p.
= Transcript by K. van Alkemade and/ or P. van der Schelling of A. van Buchel's manuscript Monumenta (unpublished) (currently in the Utrechts Archief). Very fine and meticulously detailed manuscript, richly illustrated with numerous coats of arms, quotes from commemoratives plaques, gravestones, drawings of the decorated gravestones of the relevant family members, churches, convents etc. Occas. w. later annots. (partly on loosely inserted pieces op paper). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIX.
- Seals trifle dam., some tiny pinholes at top and bottom.
= "(...) vijf morgen zoo bouw als weijland" is being transported from Teuntje van Oostrum to Jacob Johan van Deelen, for a "Plegte van vier hondert gulden Capitaal ten behoeve van Juff[rouw]e de With". The land was situated between the property of the chapter of Sint Jan of Utrecht and that of Michael Reael, "Lakencoper". Well readible handwriting. Attractively framed. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIX.
= In 1680, Magdalena Poulle, widow of merchant Adraen Daem, buys the ruin of Gunterstein in Breukelen and rebuilds the house. She starts to collect exotic plants and has a heated oranjerie (greenhouse) built, which makes her one of the first private collectors to have a modern greenhouse in which the plants survive the cold Dutch weather. In the deed of transport of 1683, a piece of land of the "huijse Ruwwiel" is sold to Magdalena Poulle, "Vrouwe van de ridderhoffstadt Gruntesteijn".
AND one other non-related manuscript letter on paper, regarding De Bilt, dated 26 January 1823.