Album Amicorum of Jacob Heyblocq

Album Amicorum of Jacob Heyblocq

Amsterdam (Netherlands) — 1645–1678

More than the casual friendship book of a traveling student: an impressive collection of written contributions and small works of art by scholars, poets and artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn and Joost van den Vondel

  1. Jacob Heyblocq (1623–1690) was a Dutch poet and headmaster of the Latin school in Amsterdam

  2. He started compiling his album amicorum in 1645 while studying theology in Leiden

  3. On the very first page, Heyblocq announces that he will bring together contributions from the most brilliant thinkers of his time

Album Amicorum of Jacob Heyblocq

131 H 26 Koninklijke Bibliotheek (The Hague, Netherlands)
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Album Amicorum of Jacob Heyblocq

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Alternative Titles
Freundschaftsalbum des Jacob Heyblocq
Jacob Heyblocqs vriendenboek
Size / Format
310 pages / 9.2 × 15.3 cm
41 drawings, 2 engravings, 3 papercuts, and 1 title page
196 entries from acquaintances and friends of Jacobus Heyblocq
Artist / School
Previous Owners
J. Kneppelhout
U. M. Kneppelhout-Van Braam

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Facsimile Editions

#1 The album amicorum of Jacob Heyblocq

Commentary: 1 volume (189 pp.) by Cornelis Antonius Jozef Thomassen, Jan Albert Gruys and Peter William Thomson
Language: English
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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