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HANS SAVERY I – THE EAST INDIAMAN ‘AMSTERDAM’ AND OTHER WARSHIPS AT SEA, ca. 1600

(Kortrijk ca. 1564 – after 1622 Haarlem)

The East Indiaman ‘Amsterdam’ and a large number of Amsterdam warships at sea, ca. 1600

Oil on panel, 87.5 x 156 cm

Signed on bale lower right: H. Savery

Literature: J. van Vliet, exhibit. cat. Willem van de Velde & Son, Amsterdam (Scheepvaartmuseum) pp. 93-95

Formerly Rob Kattenburg Collection

Purchased by the Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam

2002, Hans Savery the Elder – An extremely rare and important marine painting – The Dutch East Indiaman AMSTERDAM together with several Amsterdam man-of-war in stormy weather

HENDRICK CORNELISZ. VROOM – Dutch and Spanish men-o’-war in open seas

(Haarlem 1566 – 1640)

Dutch and Spanish men-o’-war in open seas

Oil on canvas, 125 x 255 cm

Signed on stern center right: VROOM

Dated: c. 1628

Provenance: Netherlands, Private collection, Amsterdam; on loan to the Westfries Museum, Hoorn, 1999-2011.

Literature: J. Briels,Vlaamse schilders en de dageraad van Hollands Gouden Eeuw : 1585 – 1630, Antwerpen 1997, p. 177 (ill. 264); R.B. Prud’homme van Reine, Symbolische afbeelding van de overwinningen van Jan Pieterszoon Coen op de Spanjaarden en Portugezen: een schilderij door Hendrick Corneliszoon Vroom, Amsterdam 1998.

Formerly Rob Kattenburg Collection

Purchased by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA

Discover more about Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom his Biography.

HENDRICK CORNELISZ. VROOM – A Spanish galleon with two Dutch shipsipping

(Haarlem 1566 – 1640)

A Spanish galleon in action with two Dutch ships

Oil on panel, 42.5 x 64 cm

Signed in flag middle right: VROOM

Formerly Rob Kattenburg Collection

Discover more about Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom his Biography.

HENDRICK CORNELISZ. VROOM – Beach scene with view of Scheveningen

(Haarlem 1566 – 1640)

Beach scene with view of Scheveningen

Oil on panel, 36.6 x 62.4 cm

Signed and dated on driftwood lower right: Vroom 1623

Provenance: Netherlands, J. van Duijvendijk, Scheveningen, 1963

Formerly Rob Kattenburg Collection

Literature: L J. Bol, Die Hollandische Marinemalerei des 17. Jahrhundert, Brunswijk, 1973, p. 13, note 27; M. Russell, Visions of the Sea; Hendrick C. Vroom and the Origins of Dutch Marine Painting, Leiden, 1983, p. 155, fig. 138a; J. Giltaij en J. Kelch, Lof der Zeevaart, De Hollandse zeeschilders van de 17de eeuw, Rotterdam, 1996, pp. 90-1, no. 5, ïllustrated.

HENDRICK CORNELISZ VROOM -Tempest, one of a pair of two

(1566 – Haarlem-1640)

Tempest

Oil on canvas, 98 x 183 cm

Signed: l. c.  on 1st flag: VROOM

Dated:  r. c. on 2nd flag: 1629

Provenance: France, Noble Collection

A pair

Both signed and dated: VROOM 1629

One of a pair of two. The calm was on loan to the Dutch National Archive. The tempest was on loan to the Singer Museum for the exhibition ‘Weer en wind. Avercamp tot Willink (03.09.2019 till 05.01.2020)

For extensive information see: Brochure A very rare pair of Seascapes by HENDRICK CORNELISZ VROOM (1566 – Haarlem – 1640), Rob Kattenburg BV 2017

Vroom, A very rare pair of Seascapes, Calm and Tempest 2

 

HENDRICK CORNELISZ. VROOM

(1566 – Haarlem-1640)

A Calm

Oil on canvas, 98 x 183 cm

Signed: c.  on 2nd flag: VROOM

Dated:  r. c.  on the 3rd flag: 1629

Provenance: France, Noble Collection

One of a pair of two.

Both signed and dated: VROOM 1629

This painting was on loan to the VOC exhibition in the National Archive, The Hague, (24.02.2017 till 24.06.2018). The painting was also on loan to the Royal library of Belgium, Brussels for the exposition ‘Breughel in black and white’. (14.10.2019 till 16.02.2020)

Vroom, A very rare pair of Seascapes, Calm and Tempest 2

 

CORNELIS CLAESZ. VAN WIERINGEN – BATTLE OF GIBRALTAR, APRIL 25, 1607

(Haarlem ca. 1575 – 1633)

Battle of Gibraltar, April 25, 1607

Oil on panel, 48.6 x 114.8 cm

Modello for the 1622 dated painting in the Scheepvaartmuseum

Signed lower right : FCW

Formerly Rob Kattenburg collection

Acquired for the Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam

Exhibited: Amsterdam, Maritime Museum, and The Hague, The Mauritshuis, Terugzien in Bewondering, 1982, no. 95; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans van Beuningen and Berlin. Gemäldegalerie im Bodesmuseum, Lof der Zeevaart. De Hollandse zeeschilders van de 17e eeuw, 1996-97, cat. no. 10.

CORNELIS CLAESZ. VAN WIERINGEN – THE CAPTURE OF DAMIETTA, BEFORE 1628

(Haarlem c. 1575 – 1633)

The capture of Damietta, before 1628

Oil on panel, 72.6 x 136.5 cm

Signed on flag lower right: CORNELIS W

Provenance: Probably executed as a modello for the painting in the Calivermen’s Headquarters, Haarlem before 1628; Collection Cl. Vignat, Neuilly, Paris 1953; with Galerie Marcus, Paris 1957; Netherlands, private collection.

Literature: E.J. Kalf, De ‘Val van Damiate’ of het nut van vergissingen, in: Haerlem jaarboek 1980; Wiepke Loos, Willem Thybaut en een Haarlemse legende op Gouds kerkeglas, 1596, Spiegel Historiael, Vol. 17 (1982) pp. 213-220; Wim van Anrooij, Middeleeuwse sporen van de Haarlemse Damiate-legende, 1993; Ron J.W.M. Brand, “Bedreven in de konst van schepen ende see”. Cornelis Claesz. van Wieringen en de zeeschilderkunst aan het begin van de zeventiende eeuw, Pijnacker 1995; I. van Thiel-Stroman, Cornelis Claesz van Wieringen, in: Paintings in Haarlem 1500-1850, Gent-Haarlem 2006, pp. 343-346; Willem Frijhoff, Damiette appropriee, in: Revue du Nord, Vol. 88 no. 364 (jan-mrt 2006), pp. 7-42; J.J. van Moolenbroek, De ketting van Damietta, een Haarlems zaagschip en Willem I van Holland. Over de wording en standaardisering van een kruistochtmythe, in: Jaarboek voor Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis 14 (2011), Bussum 2012; Paintings in Haarlem 1500-1850. The collection of the Frans Hals Museum, exhib. cat. Ghent/Frans Hals Museum Haarlem, 2006, pp.343-346, pp.643-644, no.505.

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Adam Willaerts painting - Dutch ships off a rocky coast

ADAM WILLAERTS – DUTCH SHIPS OFF A ROCKY COAST

(Antwerp 1577 – 1664 Utrecht)

Dutch ships off a rocky coast

Oil on panel, 40 x 75.5 cm

Signed and dated on the boat lower right: AD Willarts 1616

Formerly Rob Kattenburg Collection

ATTRIBUTED TO AERT ANTHONISZ. NAMED OF ANTUM

(Antwerp 1580 – 1620 Amsterdam)

Federico Spinola’s failed attempt to break the blockade of Dutch ships at Sluis, May 26, 1603

Oil on canvas, 138.2 x 244.7 cm

Literature: Jeroen van der Vliet, exhib.cat, Willem van de Velde & Zoon, Amsterdam (Het Scheepvaartmuseum), 2021, p.92. As ”attributed to Hendrick Cornelis Vroom”.

Formerly Rob Kattenburg Collection

Acquired by Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam

1991 – Aert Anthonisz genaamd van Antum

ATTRIBUTED TO CORNELIS CLAEZ VAN WIERINGEN-THE DUTCH AND ENGLISH FLEET ENGAGED IN BATTLE WITH IN THE FOREGROUND TWO SEA-MONSTERS

(ca. 1580 – Haarlem – 1633)

The Dutch and English fleet engaged in battle with in the foreground two sea-monsters

Oil on panel, 41.5 x 95.7 cm

Circa 1610

Provenance: France, private collection

One of a set of 4 paintings

ATTRIBUTED TO CORNELIS CLAEZ VAN WIERINGEN-DUTCH SHIPS LOADING TIMBER IN A NORTHERN PORT

(ca. 1580 – Haarlem – 1633)

Dutch Ships loading Timber in a Northern Port

Oil on panel, 41.5 x 95.7 cm

Circa 1610

Provenance: France, private collection

One of a set of 4 paintings

ATTRIBUTED TO CORNELIS CLAEZ VAN WIERINGEN-THE 1597 FIRE OF AMSTERDAM

(ca. 1580 – Haarlem – 1633)

The 1597 fire of Amsterdam near the old St. Anthony gate, Viewed from the river IJ

Oil on panel, 41.5 x 95.7 cm

Circa 1610

This new addition to the oeuvre of Cornelis Cleasz van Wieringen is an important discovery. It is extremely rare that the four panels are still together after 400 years.   

ATTRIBUTED TO CORNELIS CLAEZ VAN WIERINGEN-SHIPS IN DISTRESS OFF A ROCKY COAST

(ca. 1580 – Haarlem – 1633)

Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast

 Oil on panel, 41.5 x 95.7 cm

Circa 1610

This new addition to the oeuvre of Cornelis Cleasz van Wieringen is an important discovery. It is extremely rare that the four panels are still together after 400 years.   

JAN PORCELLIS – THE DUTCH FOUR-MASTERS ‘HOLLANTSCHE TUYN’ AND ‘RODE LEEUW’

(Ghent ca. 1584 – 1632 Zoeterwoude)

The Dutch four-masters ‘Hollantsche Tuyn’ and ‘Rode Leeuw’

 Oil on panel, 51 x 71 cm

Signed in flag with initials lower middle: ip

Provenance: Netherlands, Private collection

JAN PORCELLIS – STORM

(Ghent ca. 1584 – 1632 Zoeterwoude)

Storm

Oil on panel, 50 x 82.5 cm

Signed: I Persellis

Provenance: European private collection

1994 – Storm – Rob Kattenburg

ABRAHAM DE VERWER – SHIPS ON THE AMSTEL RIVER

(Haarlem ca. 1585 – 1650 Amsterdam)

 Ships on the Amstel River

Oil on panel, 32.5 x 42 cm

Signed in middle flag: VERWER

Provenance: Sale Frederick Muller, April 1906 (?), cat. no. 151, Hoogendijk Collection Van Dongen Collection

Formerly Rob Kattenburg Collection

Acquired by the Amsterdam Museum

Literature: L.J. Bol, Die Hollandische Marinemalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, Braunschweig 1974, pp. 84-88, fig. 85.

Exhibitions: Zee-, Rivier- en Oevergezichten, Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, 12 July – 14 September 1964, no. 94, fig. 73. Stedenspiegel, The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, 20 October – 6 December 1964. Amsterdam in z’n element, Amsterdam, Waaggebouw, 21 October – end of December 1966. La Vie en Hollande au XVIIieme siecle, organisee par l’Institut Neerlandais, Paris, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, 11 January – 20 March 1967. Het Nederlandse Landschap in de 17e eeuw, Bolsward, Stadhuis, 14 June – 9 September 1967, no. 60, fig. 6. Collectie Van Dongen, Amsterdam, Museum Willet-Holthuysen, 25 April – 16 June 1968. Nederland Waterland, Amsterdam, P. de Boer Gallery, 13 January – 19 February 1972.

PIETER MULIER I – SAILING VESSELS IN STORMY WEATHER

(Haarlem ca. 1590/ 1615 – 1670)

Sailing vessels in stormy weather

Oil on panel, 40.1 x 61.1 cm

Signed lower middle on the stern, signed together: PM

Provenance: European private collection

CORNELIS VERBEECK, CALLED SMIT

(Haarlem  1590 – 1634)

Beach view with a fish auction near Egmond aan Zee

Oil on panel, 28 x 46 cm

Monogrammed on flag:  cvb

Provenance: France, Gironde, Chateau de Barbe, Baron de Brivazac

CORNELIS ISAACZ VERBEECK called SMIT- THE BLOCKADE OF THE PRIVATEERS’ NEST AT DUNKIRK

(Amsterdam c.1590 – Haarlem 1637 or later)

The blockade of the privateers’ nest at Dunkirk with the ‘Vlieghende Groene Draeck’

Signed with monogram CVBH on the flag on the mizzen.

Oil on panel, 77 x 121 cm.

Provenance: The nobleman Philips van Dorp (1587-1652); Probably collection Cornelis van Teylingen (1590-1658); The collection of Lars Fredrik Lovén (1844-1939) and Louise Lovén, née Von Rosen (1853-1937), Linköping. Thence by descent to the previous owner. Rob Kattenburg collection.

Dendrochronological analysis by Prof. P. Klein shows that the painting can be dated in or after 1617.

Museums with works of Verbeeck: Greenwich, National Maritime Museum; London,National Gallery of Art; Washington, The National Gallery of Art; Barnard Castle, County Durham, The Bowes Museum; Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum; Amsterdam, Amsterdam Museum; Amsterdam, Scheepvaartmuseum; Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum.

Literature:

  • –  Ampzing, Samuel. Beschrijvinge ende lof der stad Haerlem in Holland, Haarlem 1628: 372.
  • –  Schrevelius, Theodorus. Harlemias, ofte, De eerst stichtinghe der stad Haarlem, Haarlem 1648 (reprinted 1754): 445.
  • –  Houbraken, Arnold. De Groote Schouburgh der Nederlantsche Konstschilders en Schilderessen, 3 vols. in 1, The Hague 1753: 2:123.
  • –  Willigen, Adriaan van der. Les Artistes de Harlem: Notices historiques avec un précis sur la Gilde de St. Luc. Revised and enlarged ed. Haarlem and The Hague 1870: 20.
  • –  Rooses, Max. “Een veiling van schilderijen in 1616.” Oud Holland 13 (1895): 178.
  • –  Elias, Johan E. De Vlootbouw in Nederland in de eerste helft van de 17de eeuw 1596-1655. Amsterdam 1933: 60-61.
  • –  Bol, Laurens J. Die Holländische Marinemalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts. Braunschweig 1973: 45-48.
  • –  Preston, Colonel Rupert. Seventeenth-Century Marine Painters of the Netherlands. Leigh-on-Sea 1974: 15.
  • –  Miedema, Hessel. De Archiefbescheiden van het St. Lukasgilde te Haarlem: 1497-1798. 2 vols. Alphen aan den Rijn 1980: 2:419.
  • –  Doedens, Anne & Liek Mulder, Tromp, Het verhaal van een Zeeheld. Maarten Harpertzoon Tromp 1598-1653. Baarn1989: 15-25, 51.
  • –  Keyes, George S. Mirror of Empire: Dutch Marine Art of the Seventeenth Century. Exhibit. cat. Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990-1991. Cambridge, England, 1990: 422.
  • –  Giltaij, Jeroen and Jan Kelch, Praise of Ships and the Sea, Rotterdam 1996: 137-138.
  • –  Vliet, A.P. van, “The influence of Dunkirk privateering on the North Sea (herring) fishery during the years 1580-1650”, in J. Roding and L. Heerma van Voss (eds.), The North Sea and Culture (1550-1800), (Leiden 1996), 150-165, esp. 156.
  • –  Prud’Homme van Reine. Schittering en schandaal. Biografie van Maerten en Cornelis Tromp. Amsterdam & Antwerp, 2001: pp. 33-39.
  • –    Paintings in Haarlem 1500-1850. The Collection of the Frans Hals Museum. exhib. cat. Ghent & Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem 2006: pp. 316-318.

 

Formerly Rob Kattenburg collection

Purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Painting in the museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Drawings

ATTRIBUTED TO MICHIEL COXIE – ”THE LANDING OF SCIPIO AFRICANUS NEAR CARTHAGE”, ca. 1555

(Mechelen 1499 -1592)

Cardboard carpet design for ”The landing of Scipio Africanus near Carthage”, ca. 1555

Gouache on paper, 248 x 257 cm

Literature: Hartkamp-Jonxis, A painted pattern for a tapestry depicting the Landing of Scipio on the Coast of Africa from the mid-16th century, in: Bulletin of the Rijksmuseum 56 (2008), pp. 82-101

Formerly Rob Kattenburg collection

Purchased by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

HENDRICK CORNELISZ. VROOM – SHIPPING OFF THE SHORE

(Haarlem  1566 – 1640)

Shipping off the shore 

Pen in brown, 17 x 28.5 cm

Provenance: European private collection

CORNELIS CLAESZ VAN WIERINGEN – SHIPS ON AN ESTUARY, ca. 1616

(ca. 1580 – Haarlem – 1643)

Ships on an estuary, c. 1616

Pen, brown ink and grey wash, 195 x 350 mm

Provenance: Collection Gerret Braamkamp, Amsterdam, possibly his sale 31 July 1771, lot 28 as C.J. v. Wieringe ( fl. 9,-); with Pieter IJver, Amsterdam 1771; Auction Rompel and Others (R.W.P. de Vries), Amsterdam 14 April 1908, lot 67, repr. (as M. Cock); Collection Dr. Willem Anton Engelbrecht, Rotterdam 1940.

Literature: George S. Keyes, Cornelisz. Claesz. van Wieringen, in: Oud Holland 93 (1979), p. 43 no. 64; Ron J.W.M. Brand, “Bedreven in de konst van schepen ende see”. Cornelis Claesz. van Wieringen en de zeeschilder-kunst aan het begin van de zeventiende eeuw, Pijnacker 1995; I. van Thiel-Stroman, Cornelis Claesz van Wieringen, in: Painting in Haarlem 1500-1850, Gent-Haarlem 2006, pp. 343-346.

JAN VAN GOYEN – RIVER SCENE

(Leiden 1596 – 1656 The Hague)
River Scene
Black chalk and grey wash, 17 x 27 cm
Monogrammed and dated lower left: vg 1653
Provenance: European private collection
Steep wooded bank where fishing boats moor. In front right a farm cart. In the center, two figures sit on the bank. In the background a castle.

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE ELDER – PORTRAIT OF THE ‘GOUDEN LEEUW’

(Leiden 1611 – Greenwich 1693)

Portrait of the  ‘Gouden Leeuw’

Pencil and grey wash, 25.3 x 36 cm

Provenance: J. Mac Gowan IMG Lugt Collection no. 1496, dated ca. 1800

Formerly Rob Kattenburg Collection

Literature: M.S. Robinson, Van de Velde Drawings- A catalogue of drawings in the National Maritime museum made by The Elder and the Younger Willem van de Velde, Cambridge 1973, Vol. I, illustration no. 312 (plate 64) p. 314, p. 69 and p.149 ; The Willem van de Velde drawings in the Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (Museum Boymans van Beuningen), 1979, Vol. III, aft. 120 (MB1866/T299, p.96; M. Russel, Willem van de Velde the Younger- The IJ for Amsterdam with the Gouden leeuw, Bloemendaal, 1991.

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE ELDER – THE WATTE CONVOYER (WADCONVOOIER) ‘VALCK’

(Leiden 1611 – 1693 London)

The Watte Convoyer (wadconvooier) ‘Valck’ accompanies a small fleet of Wijdtschepen (wijdschepen) to the port of West Terschelling. In the distance ‘Brandaris’, the oldest lighthouse on the Wadden Islands, built in 1594

Pen paining (goose quill) and brown ink on an ivory-coloured prepared tafelet, 20.6 x 30.3 cm
Signed l.r. … V.Velde                                                                                                                                                                                    

Ca. 1645

Provenance: European private collection

Literature: Leeflang & G. Luijten, exhib. cat. Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617), Drawings, Prints and Paintings, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo (Ohio) USA p.72, nos. 20 and 21, p. 74, nos. 23 and 24.

2008 – Willem van de Velde the Elder – The Watte Convoÿer (wadconvooier) ‘Valck’ accompanies a small fleet of Wijdtschepen (wijdschepen) to the port of West Terschelling

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE ELDER – THE DUTCH FLEET OFF GOEDEREEDE, ca. 1664

(Leiden  1611 – 1693  London)

The Dutch fleet off Goedereede, ca. 1664

Black chalck, grey wash on paper, 17.8 x 30 cm

Watermark: fool’s cap

Formerly Rob Kattenburg collection

Purchased by the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE ELDER – THE DUTCH FLEET AT SEA

(Leiden 1611 – 1693 London)

The Dutch fleet at sea

Graphite and gray wash on paper, 130 x 510 mm

Inscription in pen and brown ink lower right: Vandervelde

Provenance: The 12th Duke of Northumberland

The late Michael Robinson suggested that this spontaneous study of all types of Dutch shipping should be dated around 1665.

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE ELDER – DUTCH SHIPS OFF THE COAST

(Leiden 1611 – 1693 London)

Ships off the coast with an armed flute on the left, to the right of the flute a warship (frigate), in the center foreground a flute and other ships, on the far right a pier.

Parchment, 26.7 x 42.7 cm.
Signed below the jetty: W.v. Velde

Provenance: The famous W.J.M Engelbrecht collection (acquired directly from the family).

Exhibited: Hoorn, Westfries Museum Hoorn, Op de rede van Hoorn, 25 May-7 July 2002, exhib.cat. p.6

Literature: Van de Velde drawings/ a catalogue of drawing in/ the National Maritime Museum/ made by/ The Elder and the Younger/ Willem van de Velde/ Vol. I no. 9 and 10 and Vol II no.746; J. van der Vliet, exhib.cat. Willem van de Velde & zoon, Amsterdam (Het Scheepvaartmuseum), p.80.

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE ELDER – THE DUTCH FLEET ON ITS WAY TO THE SOUND, 20 OCTOBER 1658

(Leiden 1611 – London 1693)

The Dutch Fleet under Van Wassenaer Obdam on its way to the Sound,  trying to beat around The Skaw, 20 October 1658, right in the foreground the ‘Eendracht’

Black chalck, washed in grey on three conjoined sheets:  305 x 810 mm

Inscribed by Willem van de Velde I (upper right): Inde Noortzee op Sondag den 20 oct /  1658 smorgens  mooij weer eer wij / bij Schagen quamen.

(In the North Sea in the morning with good weather we came near  Schagen on Sunday 20 Oktober 1658).

One of the series of drawings by Van de Velde the Elder, dealing with the course of events in October 1658 (see next page)

Provenance: The Netherlands, private collection

The sheets are part of a series of drawings of the expedition to the Sont, made aboard on his ‘galjoot’ by Willem van de Velde the Elder. The drawings were made on his his famous drawing table with rolling rechnique. The ‘galjoot’ was made available by the Admirality with a skipper.

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE ELDER-THE DUTCH FLEET AT SEA PRIOR TO THE BATTLE OF SOLEBAY, May 28-June 7, 1672

(Leiden  1611 – 1693  London)

May 28 – June 7, 1672. The Dutch fleet at sea prior to the Battle of Solebay

Five ships with associated inscriptions: ”liefde”, ”heer ruyter”, ”van nes”, ”doe” and ”van nes” (crossed out)

Black chalck, grey wash on paper, correction in pen and brown ink by the artist, 24.7 x 43.3 cm

Watermark: part of a circle

Provenance: European private collection

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE ELDER – DUTCH SHIPS OFF THE COAST CA. 1653

(Leiden 1611 – 1693 London)

Dutch ships off the coast with men fishing from a jetty in the foreground, ca. 1653

Black chalk, on three joined sheets of paper, the main sheet with the watermark IHS  with a cross, 281 x 548 mm

Collector’s mark ‘B’ (verso)

Provenance: Anonymous sale, Christie’s, London, 11 December 1979, lot 308;  Netherlands, private collection

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER- PORTRAIT OF A DUTCH FRIGATE IN ISOMERTIC PERSPECTIVE

(Leiden 1633 – Greenwich 1707)

Portrait of a Dutch frigate, viewed from close on the port bow, c. 1665

Graphite, pen in brown and grey, grey wash,  219 x 312 mm.

Watermark: Fleur-de-lis on crowned shield

Provenance: Possibly W.G. Becker, Dresden (DE); L.E.J. Brouwer, Warmond (NL); Private collection, Amsterdam

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER – PORTRAIT OF THE ENGLISH YACHT THE ‘PORTSMOUTH’

(Leiden 1633 – Greenwich 1707)

Portrait of the English yacht ‘Portsmouth’

Pencil and grey wash, 28.3 x 49.2 cm

Watermark: Crowned fleur-de-lis over 4WR; IHS over IR

Literature: M.S. Robinson, Van de Velde Drawings, A Catalogue of Drawings in the National Maritime Museum. Cambridge 1973, p. 206, no. 18

ca. 1670

Provenance: United Kingdom, private collection

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER – PORTRAIT OF THE YACHT OF JOHN MAURICE OF NASSAU-SIEGEN

(Leiden 1633 – Greenwich 1707)

Portrait of the yacht of John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, 1670/1

Black chalck on paper, grey wash 295 x 404 mm

Provenance: France, Collection Auguste Normand, Le Havre; Netherlands, Amsterdam, with Douwes Fine Art, Amsterdam 1970; United Kingdom, with Leonard Koetser, London 1971; Netherlands, private collection

This drawing of this richly decorated yacht is masterfully rendered and can be dated around 1660.

Literature: Bert Thissen, Der Hof des Fürsten Johann Moritz von Nassau-Siegen in den Jahren 1669-1679, in: Gerhard Brunn ed., Feld war die Welt. Johann Moritz von Nassau-Siegen (1604-1679), Munster 2008, p. 247ff; E. van den Boogaart, Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen, 1604-1679. A humanist prince in Europe and Brazil, Den Haag 1979; Guido de Werd, Soweit der Erdkreiss reicht. Johann Moritz von Nassau-Siegen, Kleve 1979; M.S. Robinson, Van de Velde drawings. A catalogue of drawings in the National Maritime Museum made by the Elder and the Younger Willem van de Velde, 2 Vols., Cambridge 1974; G.C.E. Crone, De jachten der Oranjes. Historisch en scheepstechnisch overzicht van de jachten der stadhouders en vorsten van het huis van Oranje- Nassau vanaf het einde der 16de eeuw, Amsterdam 1937; C.G. ’t Hooft, Een geschenk van Amsterdam aan Karel II van Engeland in 1660, in: Jaarboek Amstelodamum 1921, Amsterdam 1921; Ludwig Driesen, Leben des Fürsten Johann Moritz von Nassau-Siegen, Berlin 1849; Nicolaes Witsen, Aeloude en hedendaegsche scheeps- bouw en bestier, Amsterdam 1671; Abraham de Wicquefort, Verhael in forma van Journael van de reijs ende ’t vertoeven van Carel II, The Hague 1660.

Extensive information available

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER – THE ‘BRITANNIA’ AND OTHER ENGLISH AND DUTCH WARSHIPS IN COMBAT

(Leiden 1633 – Greenwich 1707)

The ‘Britannia’ and other English and Dutch warships in combat at sea

Brown ink on paper, with small self-corrections in black ink by the artist, 18.7 x 30.4 cm

Signed with initials and dated lower right: W.V.V. f 1705

With collector’s stamp lower right: CR

Watermark: comp. nr. 1795 – 1676. Fly-leaves in SPEED’S Atlas. Old binding-Hodgeson

Provenance: European private collection

Literature: C f; M.S. Robinson, The English ship Brittania at sea in a moderate breeze with yachts saluting. Van de Velde. A catalogue of the paintings of the Elder and Younger Willem van de Velde. Vol. II pp. 948-951, London 1990.

 

Prints & Books

FRANS HUYS after PIETER BRUEGHEL I – WARSHIP WITH THE INSCRIPTION ‘DIE SCIP 1564’.

(Antwerp 1522 – 1562)

Warship with the inscription ‘Die Scip 1564’.

Engraving, state I of II, 24.1 x 19.3 cm,

Edited by Hieronymus Cock (Hollstein III, p. 265 no. 98)

Literature:

F.W.H. Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish Etchings Engravings and Woodcuts -ca. 1450-1700, Vol. III, no. 98, pp. 262-264, with fig. (first state). E. Bos and M. de Haan, The Empire of Neptune: Maritime Printmaking around the Golden Age, p. 14, cat. no. 2. Rotterdam 1996. I. de Groot and R. Vorstman, Zeilschepen – Prenten van de Nederlandse meesters van de zestiende tot de negentiende eeuw, Published in cooperation with the Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam, Maarssen 1980, no. 1, with image of this first state. Muller 418 As (8). Van Bastelaer 98. De Ramaix, Lebeer 41. L. J. Bol, Die höllandische Marinemalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, p. 5 with fig. Braunschweig 1973.

FRANS HUYS after PIETER BRUEGHEL I – ARMED THREE-MASTER, IN THE SKY DAEDALUS AND ICARUS

(Antwerp 1522 – 1562)

Armed three-master, in the sky Daedalus and Icarus

Engraving, state I of II, 24.1 x 19.3 cm
Signed in the plate lower left: f.h. bruegel and in the margin lower right: Cum.privileg. 
Edited by Hieronymus Cock (Hollstein III, p. 265 no. 101)

FRANS HUYS after PIETER BRUEGHEL I – ARMED FOUR-MASTER

(Antwerp 1522 – 1562   / probably Breda c. 1528 – 1569 Brussels)

Armed Four-Master 

Engraving, only state, 22.5 x 29.4 cm
Signed in the plate lower left: f.h. bruegel and in the margin lower left: Cum.privileg
Published by Hieronymus Cock (Hollstein III, p. 265 nr. 102).

FRANS HUYS after PIETER BRUEGHEL I – THREE WARSHIPS IN A STORM

(Antwerp 1522 – 1562)

Three warships in a storm

Engraving, state I of II, 24.1 x 19.3 cm,
Signed in the plate lower left: f.h. bruegel and in the margin lower right: Cum.privileg                                                   

Published by Hieronymus Cock (Hollstein III, p. 265 no. 105)

Literature: Muller 418 As(6). Van Bastelaer 105. De Ramaix, Lebeer 48; F.W.H. Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish Etchings Engravings and Woodcuts -.c. 1450-1700, Volume III, no. 105, pp. 262-264, with fig. (second state); Irene de Groot and Robert Vorstman, Sail Ships – Prints by the Dutch Masters from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century, Published in collaboration with the Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam, Maarssen 1980,No. 4, depicting second state; exhibit. cat. The kingdom of Neptune – Maritime prints around the Golden Age, Maritime Museum ‘Prins Hendrick’ Rotterdam 21.12.96-31.03.97, no. 4, p.16.

 

JOHANNES STRADANUS (JAN VAN DER STRAET)

(Bruges 1523 – 1605 Florence)

The Discovery of America

Americae Retectio

Four numbered plates, each c. 212 x 282 mm.
Engraved by Adriaen Collaert
First edition, complete set
State I/III (1)
State II/III (2 & 3)
State I/ II (4)

Published by Philips Galle, Antwerp, c. 1589
Re-issued in 1592 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of the New World

Provenance: Spain, Private collection

This is the frontispiece to a series of four plates showing the discovery of America after Stradanus (New Hollstein 342-345).

Literature: R.W.G. Vael [ed.], A dictionary of Books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time, New York 1934, pp.81-82; K. Kohut [ed.], Von der Weltkarte zum Kuriositättenkabinett. Amerika in deutchen Humanismus und Barock, Frankfurt am Main 1995, pp. 179-213; New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 1199.II (The Collaert Dynasty); New Holstein (Dutch & Flemish) 342.III (Johannes Stradanus); Baroni Vannuci, Alessandra, Jan van der Straet, detto Giovanni Stradano, flandrus pictor et inventor, Milan 1997.

Formerly Rob Kattenburg collection

Purchased by the Metropotitan Museum of Art, New York

LUCAS JANSZOON WAGHENAER (VAN ENCHUIJSEN)- FIRST MAP OF EUROPE

(Probably Enkhuizen 1533 or 1534 – 1606 Enkhuizen)

First map of Europe by L.J.Waghenaer, 1583

Generale Paschaerte van Europa soe verre die Zeecusten ende Navigatien streckende zijn, gepractizeert Doer Lucas Jansz Waghenaer vã Enchuuse /Met Prívilegíe tot 10 Jaren.

Engraving, 55.5 x 39.2 cm.

Signed: Joannes à Doetecum. F. and dated 1583

Provenance: Rob Kattenburg collection

Literature: Dr. Ir. C. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici Vol. IV, Amsterdam, pp. 465- 467 and p. 472 K. 1A, 81. N. Israel, Theatrum Orbis Librorum, pp. 78- 84, illustration p. 81.

A beautiful and very rare contemporary coloured map, dated 1583.

HANS REM AND WILLEM JANSZ. [BLAEU]- THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH FLEET AGAINST A COMBINED DUTCH-ENGLISH NAVY

HANS REM, engraver

(Antwerp ca. 1567 – ca.1620 Amsterdam)

WILLEM JANSZ. [BLAEU], publisher

(Uitgeest or Alkmaar 1571 – 1638 Amsterdam)

The defeat of the Spanish fleet against a combined Dutch-English navy, 3 / 4 October 1602.  

Copper engraving in 3 sheets (540 x 410 mm each), State II / II

Johannes Remius | Inventor Andoverpianus | Cum gratia et Priuilegio. 

Amstelodami | Excudit Wilhel. Ianz: Sub Signo | Solarii deaurati 

Below: a Latin verse in 107 lines by Richardus Lubbaeus.

Bottom left: dedication in six lines to the States General and Prince Maurice by Hans Rem.

Mounted below the print: an anonymous and undocumented Dutch verse in 44 stanzas.

Watermark: Heawood 3195-3198

Provenance: Netherlands, The Hague, Meijer-Elten, 1962; Netherlands,  private Collection Wassenaar

Hans_Rem_1602_Defeat_of_Spanish_Galleys

WILLEM JANZSOON BLAEU-HET LICHT DER ZEE-VAERT

(Uitgeest/ Alkmaar 1571 – 1638 Amsterdam)

Het Licht der Zee-vaert daerinne claerlijck beschreven ende afghebeeldet werde, alle de Custen ende Havenen, vande Westersche, Noordsche, Oostersche ende Middelandsche Zee’n, 1630.

Amsterdam: Willem Janzsoon Blaeu, 1630

In contemporary brown calf binding with 42 charts. 255 x 290mm

This 1630 edition is the last known foregoing Dutch edition of the Licht der Zee-vaert, printed by Blaeu and is only known in 2 examples.

References: Koeman: Atlantes Neerlandici, volume 4, M.BL7.  This edition is very rare; Prof. Koeman mentions only two copies. This example and one in the Royal Library of Stockholm.

Blaeu

WILLEM JANSZ. BLAEU- NOVA ET ACURATA TOTIUS EUROPA: TABULA

(Uitgeest/ Alkmaar 1571 – 1638 Amsterdam)

 Nova et Acurata Totius Europa: Tabula

(New and accurate map of all of Europe)

Combined technique: engraving, etching and letterpress

Paper mounted on linen, contemporary hand-coloured, 118.5 x 166.7 cm.

Signed: Auct: Guil: Ianssonio AMSTELDAMI

This unknown stat must be dated between the second state of 1612 and the third one of 1624.

The engraving was probably done by Joshua van den Ende (1583/4-after 1638), the decorative parts likely by Hessel Gerritsz (1580/1-1632).

Cf. Schilder, MCN V, II.3 A (pp. 77-80, I02-I24: 6 copies of earlier and 3 later editions).

Formerly Rob Kattenburg collection

Purchased by the John Nurminen Foundation, Helsinki (Finland)

2008, Willem Jansz Blaeu – NOVA ET ACURATA TOTIUS EUROPAE TABULA (NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF THE WHOLE EUROPE)

Blaeu

 

CLAES JANSZ. VISSCHER AND PIETER JACOBSZ. BAST – A VIEW OF AMSTERDAM

(Amsterdam 1586 – 1652)                                                       (Antwerp  ca. 1570 – 1605 Leiden)

A View of Amsterdam from the north Bank of the IJ

Etching and engraving on four joined sheets of paper: 255 x 1120 mm

Monogrammed: lower left ‘CIV’ (in reverse) and ‘HA’ for Herman Allertsz Coster

Dated: 1611

Published: Amsterdam

Only 9 examples documented.

Provenance: France, private collection

Formerly Rob Kattenburg collection

Purchased by the Metropolitan Museum New York (USA)

Extremely rare panorama of Amsterdam, consisting of two central leaves by Pieter Bast published in 1599, which Claes Jansz. Visscher significantly altered and to which he added two more leaves, thus creating a panorama that in every respect celebrates the importance of Amsterdam (and The Netherlands) as the major trading center of the world.

Literature: F. Muller, Ned. Historieprenten IV, suppl. no. 1285c; R.W.P. de Vries, Amsterdamsche stadsgezichten, Amsterdam, 1913, cat.no. 4, pp. 7-8; C.P. Burger Jr., ‘Amsterdam in het einde der zestiende eeuw’, in Jaarboek Amstelodamum, Vol. 16, 1918, pp. 74-76 and 91-101; Exh. Fodor 1932 no.19; Atlas van Stolk, 1280; A.E. d’Ailly, Repertorium van de profielen der stad Amsterdam en van de plattegronden der schutterswijken, Amsterdam, 1953, cat.no. 17, pp. 20-21; B. van ‘t Hoff, ‘Grote stadspanorama’s gegraveerd in Amsterdam sedert 1609’, in Jaarboek Amstelodamum, Vol. 47 (1955), cat.no. 1c, pp. 81-131; Maria Simon, Claesz Jansz Visscher. Inaugural- Dissertation, Freiburg i. Br., 1958, cat.no. 160, pp. 170-73; George Keyes, Pieter Bast, Alphen aan den Rijn, 1981, no. 8, pp. 19-24; Irene de Groot & Robert Vorstman, Sailing Ships, Maarssen, 1982, no.20; Hollstein 125; Boudewijn Bakker [ed.], Het aanzien van Amsterdam. Panorama’s, plattegronden en profielen uit de Gouden Eeuw, Bussum/ Amsterdam 2007, no. 60, pp. 259-260.

 

 

ANTHONIE JACOBSZ. named THEUNIS LOOTSMAN – PASCAERTE VAN ALLE DE ZEE-CUSTEN VAN EUROPA

(Amsterdam 1606/7 – 1650)

Pascaerte van alle de Zee-Custen van Europa, 1654

Copper engraving on vellum, hand-coloured, 690 x 890 mm

Scale: 1:8.200.000

In cartouche: pascaerte Van alle de Zee-Custen van europa. Nieulijcx beschreven door Anthony Iacobßen. Men vintse te coop tot Amsterdam. Op’t Water in den Loots Man. 

Provenance: Germany, private collection Dresden

Documented examples: Amsterdam, Scheepvaartmuseum, inv. nr. A.2535; Rotterdam, Maritiem Museum, inv. no. WAE474

A very rare map of Europe on vellum. There are only two documented copies of the Lootsman edition known

Literature: S. de Meer, Het Zeekaartenboek, Zutphen 2007; Koeman; W.W. Ristow, Nautical charts on vellum in the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 1977; M. de Meyer, De volks- en kinderprent in de Nederlanden van de 15e tot de 20e eeuw, Antwerpen/Amsterdam 1962; W. Voorbeijtel Cannenburg, A Dutch Chart that Survived the Ages, in: Imago Mundi, no. 4 1948, p. 63; D. Bierens de Haan, Bibliographie Néerlandaise, Rome 1883, p. 139.

REINIER NOOMS, ALIAS ZEEMAN – VARIOUS SHIPS AND VIEWS OF AMSTERDAM, CA. 1652-1654

(Amsterdam 1623 or 1624 – 1664 Amsterdam)

Various ships and views of Amsterdam, part I c. 1652-1654

FIRST PART

Verscheÿde Schepen en Gesichten van Amstelredam,  Naer t leven getekent en opt Cooper gebracht, door Reinier Nooms, alÿas Zeeman

Danckerts. Exec:

Title page and eleven numbered plates

Etching and drypoint approx. 13.4 x 24.5 cm

An exceptionally second state of four with the address of Cornelis Danckerts

Provenance: Collection Prince Franz I von Liechtenstein, 1853-1939

Literature: Hollstein’s, Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450-1700, 29- 40 second state of the first suite B. 63-74; Weigel 1843, p. 255; N. 63-74; Andresen 11; D VI, 63-74; Le Bl. 88-99; Van Stolk 1986 W. 63-74

Various ships and views of Amsterdam, part II, c. 1652-1654

SECOND PART

Verscheÿde Schepen en Gesichten van Amstelredam, Naer t leven getekent en opt Cooper gebracht, door Reinier Nooms, alÿas Zeeman

Danckerts. Exec:

Title page and eleven numbered plates

Etching and drypoint approx. 13.4 x 24.5 cm

An exceptionally second state of four with the address of Cornelis Danckerts

Provenance: Collection Prince Franz I von Liechtenstein, 1853-1939

Literature: Hollstein’s, Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450-1700, 41- 52 second state of the first suite B. 75-86; Weigel 1843, p. 255; N. 75-86; Andresen 11; D VI, 75-86; Le Bl. 100-111; Van Stolk 1986 W. 75-86.

Various ships and views of Amsterdam, part III, approx. 1652-1654

THIRD PART

Verscheÿde Schepen en Gesichten van Amstelredam,  Naer t leven getekent en opt Cooper gebracht, door Reinier Nooms, alÿas Zeeman

Danckerts. Exec:

Title page and eleven numbered plates

Etching and drypoint approx. 13.4 x 24.5 cm

Provenance: Collection Prince Franz I von Liechtenstein, 1853-1939

An exceptionally second state of four with the address of Cornelis Danckerts

Literature: Hollstein’s, Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450-1700, 41- 52 second state of the first suite B. 87-98; Weigel 1843, p. 256; N. 87-98; Andresen 11; D VI, 87-98; Le Bl. 112-123; Van Stolk 1986 W. 87-98.

Provenance: Collection Prince Franz I von Liechtenstein, 1853-1939

Formerly Rob Kattenburg collection

RK_Prenten

LUDOLF BACKHUYSEN – THE STATES YACHT OF PRINCE MAURICE OF ORANGE

(Emden 1630 – 1708 Amsterdam)

The States Yacht of Prince Maurice of Orange accompanied by warships with a Flute ship on the right; Amsterdam in the distance, ca. 1660

Etching over four sheets; together 66 x 115.5 cm
Previously unknown, undocumented condition

Provenance: Formerly Rob Kattenburg collection

Biography-revLR

HARUMI SHIBUKAWA

(1639 – Kyoto – 1716)

Tenmon Bun’ya no zu.

[Map showing divisions of the heavens and regions they govern]

Woodcut on Japanese native paper with modern silk borders, on wooden roller and mounted in a wooden box, 104 x 55 cm.

Dated: 1677

Provenance: Japan, private collection

Other documented copies:

Science Museum, London; Museum of Science, Osaka; Prefectural Museum, Yamaguchi

Literature: Steven L. Renshaw & Saori Ihara, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers (New York, 2007), part 27, 1270; Kazuhiko Miyaijma, Japanese Celestial Cartography in: History of Cartography II (Chicago/London, 1994), p. 586 u. 588 ff. With ill. 14.6; Masayoshi Sugimoto & David L. Swain, Science and Culture in Traditional Japan (Cambridge/London, 1978), ill. 27, DSB XII, 403 f.; Shigeru Nakayama, A History of Japanese Astronomy: Chinese Background and Western Impact (Cambridge, 1969); Nishiuchi Masaru: Shibukawa no kenkyu [A Study of Shibukawa Harumi] (Tokyo: Kinsesisha, 1940).

JOHANNES VAN KEULEN I

(Deventer 1654 – Amsterdam 1715)

Hemels Pleyn / Plani Caelestis, ca. 1680

Copper engraving, contemporary coloured on cardboard, 50.4 x 63 cm

PETRUS SCHENK I – THE FOUR CONTINENTS

(Eberfeld 1660 -1711 Leipzig)

The four continents

Set of four wall maps of the four continents, each on nine conjoined sheets:

The upper part with title border on two sheets, the maps of the continents on two sheets with decorative cartouches and five sheets of different harbour views in the lower part.

Copper engravings on paper with contemporary colour remounted on thin Japanese paper.

Overall dimensions: 830 x 945 mm.

Amsterdam: Petrus Schenk, c. 1706

The elaborate cartouches are designed by Philip Tideman and engraved by Willem van Gouwen, who both worked for Visscher in the 1680s.

The maps are largely deriving from Jan Mathysz’s set of the continents published c.1655, which were in turn based on Joan Blaeu’s world map of 1648 (Shirley 371).

The wall map of Europe is the only known example.

Only 3 examples of the America map, one of Asia and one of Africa are recorded.

This is the only known complete set of the four continents by Petrus Schenk

Provenance: Spain, private collection

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Ship’s antiques

WILLEM JANSZ BLAEU-AN EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE PAIR OF 9-INCH TERRESTRIAL AND CELESTIAL GLOBES

(Alkmaar/Uitgeest 1571-1638 Amsterdam)

AN EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE PAIR OF 9-INCH TERRESTRIAL AND CELESTIAL GLOBES.

Amsterdam, dated 1602, but published after 1621

Terrestrial globe

Diameter: 23 cm ( 9  inch.)

State : III

In cartouche:

Production number: 4

Celestial globe

Diameter: 23 cm ( 9 inch.)

State: II

In cartouche :

Production number: 12

The globes are mounted on their original four-legged, ebonied oak, Dutch stands, which support the wooden horizon ring. The latter is covered with copper-engraved paper and has a varnished surface coating. The legs are connected by two crossbeams that support a circular baseplate with a central support for the meridian ring.

Provenance: France, private collection

REFERENCES

Dekker, E., Globes at Greenwich: a Catalogue of the Globes and Armillary Spheres in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, Oxford & Greenwich 1999, pp. 278-285.; Krogt, P. van der, Globi Neerlandici: the Production of Globes in the Low Countries, Utrecht 1993, pp. 501-505.; Krogt, P. van der, Old Globes in the Netherlands, Utrecht 1984, pp. 58-60.; Ibidem, pp. 4 and 6 (2).; Pelletier, M., Cartographie de la France et du monde de la Renaissance au siècle des Lumières, Paris 2001.; Pelletier, M., ‘Les Globes dans les collections françaises aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles’, in ibidem, pp. 30-44.; Stevenson, E.L., Terrestrial and Celestial Globes, 2 vols., New Haven 1921, vol. 2, pp. 27-30.

Globes

MODEL OF THE ‘HALVE MAEN’

Ir. F. BAAY

MODEL OF THE ‘HALVE MAEN’

Ship model, 91.5 x 96 x 29.5 cm

Literature: De ontdekking van Manhattan, Henry Hudson, zoals beschreven door Robert Juet van Limehouse. Hoorn  2009; Henry Hudson’s Reize onder Nederlandsche Vlag, 1609. Van Linschotenvereeniging, XIX. ’s Gravenhage 1921.

Extensive documentation available

THE WHALER’S FLUTE ‘DE PAEREL’

IR F. BAAY

A model

Length: 95.8 cm

Provenance: Netherlands, private collection

GERARD AND LEONARD VALK

(Gerard , Amsterdam 1652 – 1726 Amsterdam)                                         (Leonard, London 1675 – 1746 Amsterdam (?)                                                                                                            (Active in Amsterdam 1670 – 1726, temporarily in London (1678?)

A Terrestrial and Celestial Globe, 1700

The Terrestrial Globe, in cartouche:
Cosmotheore, Cælesti nostro Globo, Par, et plane Novus,

Hic Terrestri Ut ex isteret; …
Amstelredami,
Ao; 1700
Cum privilego

The Celestial Globe, in cartouche: Uranographia Caelum, omne hic complectens; …

et ad annum 1700 completum
MAGNO ab HEVELIO; …
GER, et LEON VALCK,
Amstelædamenses
Cum Privilegio

Only three pairs of this second state are known to exist worldwide Terrestrial and celestial globes both dated 1700

Literature: V.d. Krogt, Advertenties 179; V.d. Krogt, Globi Neerlandici, Vol. 1, no. 13 (this pair, one of 3 in state 2); V.d. Krogt, Old Globes in the Netherlands, Vol. 16 & 19 (this pair); cf. Yonge, Cat. Early Globes in the United States, p. 62, not in Dekker, Globes at Greenwich.

1997 – Gerard and Leonard Valk – A pair of Terrestrial and Celestial Globes

A CONTEMPORARY FULL HULL MODEL OF THE DUTCH 36-GUN MERCHANT FRIGATE ‘MERCURIUS’ (1747)

Built by Paulus van Zwijndregt (1681-1749) at the admiralty of Maaze dockyard, Rotterdam Overall measurements: 148 x 172 x 77.5 cm

The ‘Mercurius is thought to be the finest Dutch 18th century model still in private collection. The notorious shipwright Paulus van Zwijndregt, from an important dynasty of shipbuilders, went to great lengths to build his ideal ship. Years of craftsmanship were involved.

Where it took only 5 to 8 months to build a full-size VOC merchant ship, a top-of-the line ship-model like the Mercurius took over 3 years to complete.

In its distinct quality, superb refinement and perfect condition, it can only be classified with a dozen other contemporary models which are all preserved in museum collections.

Scale 1: 28,5. Built plank on frame, the three wales are painted black, between the top wales the upper deck which is pierced for 22 cannons. 10 guns are placed on the quarterdeck, another 4 are to be found on the forecastle. The hull is painted white under the waterline, green above the main rail. The model is very finely finished with many examples of refined craftsmanship; the trail-boards and head-rails are carved and painted gold, supporting a carved lion figurehead, in the head-rails at both sides flanked by a helmed Mercury figure, male-headed figure carved gillings at the rails’ base, all of the figures are painted gold. The transom and quarter galleries are richly carved and detailed in gold with mica-inlayed windows. A green banner carries the inscription ‘Mercurius anno 1747’. The decks are fully planked using handmade nails, and detailed with marked iron anchors, pin and fife rails, bell with belfry, railings, ladders, cannons rigged on carriages, hatch, compass, wheel, doors and windows on deck cabins and numerous other details. Three masts, the mizzen rigged with a lateen spanker spar, cross spars, tops and trees, standing and running rigging. Profesionally rerigged in the mid twenteeth century with handmade beaten ropes. All sails are hurled and there is a silk Dutch tricolour flying at stern, adorned with the VOC-A emblem of the Amsterdam VOC chamber. The States lion holding a sheaf of arrows on the flag flying from the main mast as well as a banner carrying the ensign of the admiralty. Displayed on a wood cradle. The hull measures 114 x 36 x 16 cm.

Provenance: Built by Paulus van Zwijndregt to be examined by Stadtholder William IV and the admiralty board, 1747, then on display in the Westelijke Raadskamer at the Admiraliteits- or Prinsenhof, Amsterdam; Collection M.F. (Frits) Enthoven, Amsterdam; his sale, A. W. M. Mensing & fils, Frederik Muller & Cie, Amsterdam, 26 October 1932, lot XI (Ill. as XII); purchased by P. Brandt for Stichting G. Rib- bius Peletier, Linschoten (fl. 1300,-); on loan to the Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 1940; sale Sotheby’s Mak van Waay, 28 October 1975, lot 271; private collection, Belgium.

2013 – A Contemporary Full Hull Model of the Dutch 36-gun merchant frigate Mercurius 1747

ADRIAEN DE BAGHIJN – SILVER ‘PAIR CASED’ POCKET WATCH WITH DEPICTION OF A WHALING TRIP

(Worked in Amsterdam 1710 – 1750)

Silver ‘pair cased’ pocket watch with depiction of a whaling trip

Signed: An D Baghijn, AMSTERDAM                                                                                                                                  

Diameter: 46 mm.

Day and night watch with date indication. The movement is in gilt brass, with full platinum work, verge escapement, chain and snek. The silver dial is in champlevé technique, the underside depicting a whaling, in the center a date window. The inner and outer case are polished smooth and marked with master’s mark ‘IR’ in diamond under which a lily (= Jacob de Roosay, working 1692-1754 in Amsterdam).

Provenance: European private collection

Literature: P. Dekker, ‘Rederijgeschenken bij onze oude Arctische walvisvaart’, in: De Blauwe Wimpel, August 1981, pp. 276-279; Jens Munk, Martin Frobisher and Godske Lindenau, Drie Uoyagien Gedaen na Groenlandt, Om te ondersoecken of men door de Naeuwte Hudsons soude konnen Seylen; om alsoo een Doorvaert na Oost-Indien te vinden.Gillis Joosten Saeghman, Amsterdam c. 1660-1670, p. 13.

WILLIAM & THOMAS MARRIOTT BARDIN – TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, ca. 1819

William, active in London 1780 – 1798
Thomas Marriott, active in London 1790 – 1819

Terrestrial globe, ca. 1819

Diameter: 18.5 inches

Original chair with compass

Provenance: Switzerland, private collection

A rare George III earthglobe. Signed as W. & T.M. Bardin, the business name of father and son Bardin between 1790 and 1798, after which Thomas Marriott continued independently. However, the globe has been updated to 1819, the year Thomas Marriott died, and thus may be the last variant of the globe on which he collaborated.

The globe is dedicated to Joseph Banks ( 1743-1820 ), president of the Royal Society, who became famous for his research during the expedition to the South Pacific led by James Cook.

In cartouche: To the Rt. Honorable | SIR JOSEPH BANKS, Bart, K.B. | President of the Royal Society | This New British Terrestrial Globe. | Containing all the latest Discoveries and Communications, from the most | correct and authentic observations and surveys, to the year 1819. | by Capt. Cook and more recent Navigators. Engraved from | an accurate Drawing by Mr. Arrowsmith, Geographer. | Is respectfully dedicated | by His most obedient humble servants W. & T. M. Bardin.

 Literature: Elly Dekker, Globes at Greenwich, Oxford 1999, pp. 260-261.

‘DE ZEVEN PROVINCIËN’

Model of Michiel de Ruyter’s famous flagship.

The flagship was built by the Admiralty of the Maze, based in Rotterdam

Dimensions: 208 cm wide, 213 cm high and 81 cm deep. Includes rigging and flags.

The model is about 100 years old and built by Rijksmuseum ship model builder and restorer Ir. F. Baaij.

Provenance: European private collection

Literature: Maritieme encyclopedie, deel VII Tanker-zijzwaard; Jaap R. Bruijn, Varend Verleden, 1998; Ab Hoving, Cachet, tijdschrift voor kunstliefhebbers nr. 34 maart-mei 2006.

2009 – Ir F Baay – Uitzonderlijk fraai scheepsmodel van de Zeven Provincien

Ship’s antiques

Our collection consists of Dutch and Flemish ship’s antiques from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries on shipping and cartography. Below is an overview of some of the works currently available.