Antique Print-CASTLE OF THE THREE FOUNTAINS-AUDERGHEM-BELGIUM-Butkens-1726

Price: € 79,50

Subject: Plate : 'Castrum Trium Fontium Vulgo Dry Borren.' (Castle of the Three Fountains / Chateau de Trois-Fontaines, Audergehem in Belgium).
Condition: Good. General age related toning and soiling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Copperplate engraving on a vellin type hand laid paper. Original fold.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 21.5 x 16.5 cm. The image size is ca. 20 x 15 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 8.5 x 6.5 inch. The image size is ca. 7.9 x 5.9 inch.
Part Number: 27466
Location: (PCO) A162-27
Description: This original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Supplement aux Trophees tant sacres que profanes de Duche de Brabant...', by F. Christophre Butkens, published in The Hague by Chretien van Lom, 1726. This is part of 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 Branbant, 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. This plate by J. Harrewijn.