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Topographia Variarum Regionum (Various topographical views)

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  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • Topographia Variarum Regionum (Various topographical views)
  • Description

    Title page to album comprising lettered curtain being held by figures, 1613/1614

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1613 (or)
    • 1614
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 108 millimetres
    • Width: 153 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered on curtain with title followed by 'Inventa A Matheo Bril Hagae-Comit. AB Hhondio excusa 1614'. "Cum privil." added at lower left.
  • Curator's comments

    This is the title page, designed by Frisius himself, for a series of twenty-seven etchings by Frisius after Matthijs Bril (New Hollstein 123-150) of small landscapes, which was published in 1614 by Hendrick Hondius. One print after Joos van Lier has been added to the series. The prints are inlaid into double sheets and the series is bound in an album with a gold tooled vellum binding that seems to be seventeenth-century.


  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 123.I (Simon Frisius) bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 1-25 (after Matthijs Bril) bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 64-91 (under Simon Frisius) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (157*.a.37)

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  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Transferred from the British Library in 1947. The Library pressmark was 'Maps 17.b.4'. The volume contains the original inventory numbers given by Hans Sloane, Pr. DCCXXXII, crossed out and replaced by CCCLV.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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