Book/Printed Material Le miroir de la cruelle, & horrible tyrannie espagnole perpetree au Pays Bas, par le tyran duc de Albe, & aultres co[m]mandeurs de par le roy Philippe le deuxiesme Miroir de la tyrannie espagnole perpetree aux Indes Occidentales : on verra icy la cruaute plus que inhumaine, commise par les Espagnols, aussi la description de ces terres, peuples, et leur nature / Miroir de la cruelle, et horrible tyrannie espagnole perpetree au Pays Bas

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Title

  • Le miroir de la cruelle, & horrible tyrannie espagnole perpetree au Pays Bas, par le tyran duc de Albe, & aultres co[m]mandeurs de par le roy Philippe le deuxiesme : on a adjoinct la deuxiesme partie de les tyrannies commises aux Indes occidentales par les Espagnols

Other Title

  • Miroir de la tyrannie espagnole perpetree aux Indes Occidentales : on verra icy la cruaute plus que inhumaine, commise par les Espagnols, aussi la description de ces terres, peuples, et leur nature
  • Miroir de la cruelle, et horrible tyrannie espagnole perpetree au Pays Bas

Translated Title

  • Mirror of the cruel & horrible Spanish tyranny perpetrated in the Netherlands by the tyrant the Duke of Alba and other commanders of King Philip II

Summary

  • This volume, published in the Netherlands in 1620, contains French translations of two earlier works detailing Spanish crimes and atrocities in both Europe and the New World. The first part is an abridged version of Oorsprong en voortgang der Nederlandtscher beroerten (Origin and progress of the disturbances in the Netherlands) by Johannes Gysius (died 1652), first published anonymously in 1616. The second part is a translation of Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias (A short account of the destruction of the Indies), written by Bartolomé de las Casas (1474-1566) in 1542 and first published in 1552. These histories were published together under a new title by Jan Evertszoon Cloppenburch (1571-1648), an Amsterdam bookbinder and publisher of Bibles and patriotic and religious books and tracts associated with the Dutch Reformed Church. Gysius was a minister, whose book is a history of the Dutch revolt against Spain in 1555-98, containing accounts of such events as the sieges of Haarlem, Leiden, and other cities and the execution by the Spanish of Count Egmont in Brussels in 1568. Bartolomé de las Casas, known as the apostle of the Indians, was a Spanish priest and missionary who in 1502 sailed to Hispaniola on Columbus's third voyage. In 1512, he became the first priest to be ordained in the New World. He spent the next 35 years in the West Indies, where he campaigned against mistreatment and enslavement of the indigenous peoples by the Spanish conquerors. Brevísima relación, written for the court of King Charles I, was his most influential work. The book was frequently reprinted, alone or in combination with other works, in the Netherlands and in other countries struggling against the power of Spain in Europe and the Americas. Both parts of the Cloppenburch edition are illustrated with lurid engravings showing the events described in the text. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Cloppenburch, Jan Evertsz. (Jan Evertszoon), 1571-1648
  • Gysius, Johannes, -1652
  • Lons, Dirck Eversen, approximately 1599- engraver
  • Vinckeboons, David, 1576-1629, engraver
  • Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1484-1566
  • Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • tot Amsterdam : ghedruckt by Ian Evertss. Cloppenburg, op't Water tegen over de Koor[n]-Beurs in [de] vergulden Bijbel., 1620.

Headings

  • -  Indians, Treatment of--Latin America--Early works to 1800
  • -  Inquisition--Netherlands
  • -  Netherlands--History--Eighty Years' War, 1568-1648
  • -  Spain--Colonies--America--Early works to 1800
  • -  Netherlands--Amsterdam

Notes

  • -  Illustrations are etchings after De Bry.
  • -  Includes, with same imprint, on 68 leaves (i.e. 136 p.) at end: Le miroir de la tyrannie espagnole perpetree aux Indes Occidentales : on verra icy la cruaute plus que inhumaine, commise par les Espagnols, ausi la dscription de ces terres, peuples, et leur nature. Mise en lumiere par un Evesque Bartholome de las Casas, de l'Ordre de S. Dominic. Nouvellement refaicte, avec les figurs en cuyvre.
  • -  LC Copy 1 has leaves 17-18 (sig. E1-2, 2nd group) misbound after leaf 20. Leaf 27 (3rd group, signed G3) repaired with some loss of paper and text. Has ink stamp: Library of Congress, City of Washington, 1867.
  • -  Leaf 88 (2nd group) misfoliated 87. Leaves 39 and 52 (3rd group) misfoliated 38 and 25.
  • -  Listed in Maggs Bros. catalog no. 479 (1926), item 4150, for £25.
  • -  Publication statement is part of the engraved border on t.p.: same border and publication statement for both titles in this edition.
  • -  Signatures: (:)⁴ A-Y⁴ (E3 missigned E in some copies); A-R⁴ (C2 missigned A2).
  • -  The first piece is an "abridgement of Gysius' "Netherland disturbances" (cf. Sabin 11256, note) first published anonymously in 1616 with title: Oorsprong en voortgang der Nederlandtscher beroerten. Issued by Cloppenburch, to whom the work has been wrongly attributed, as supplementary to his editions of the piece by Bartolomé de las Casas.
  • -  Title printed within engraved historiated border signed DVB [David Vinckeboons] in[cidit], DEL [Dirck Eversen Lons] fe[cit]. Same border and illustrations as in the Dutch edition of 1620.
  • -  Two volumes in one: the two parts should not be separated although each has its own title page and pagination--Palau y Dulcet.
  • -  Alden, J.E. European Americana, 620/37 and 620/74.
  • -  JCB lib. cat., pre-1675, 2:146.
  • -  Palau y Dulcet (2d. ed.) vol. 9, p. 389, item 172663; vol. 3, p. 247, item 46962 ff.
  • -  Sabin vol. 3, p. 398, item 11270
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  Kislak accession no.: 1986.010.00.0001
  • -  LAC rwp 2019-03-20 review
  • -  LAC tnb 2019-03-12 no edits (4 cards)
  • -  RLIN gave erroneous LCCN: 01020320. vj34

Medium

  • [4], 87 [i.e. 88], 68 leaves [i.e. a total of 160 p.] : [37] ill., ports. ; 20 cm. (4to)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • DH187 .C6
  • DH187 .C6 Copy 2. Trimmed to 19 cm. in rebinding with some shaving of marginal notes. Incomplete: Leaf 1 (2nd group) repaired with minimal loss of text; leaves 18, 19, 66, and 67 (2nd group) and 68 (3rd group) wanting.
  • DH187 .C6 Copy 3. Title of part 2 (Bartolomé de las Casas) printed off center within border. Leaf E3 signed correctly. In sprinkled calf binding with red leather labels and gold tooling on spine; 20 cm. Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation.

Repository

  • Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2006584207

Online Format

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Cloppenburch, Jan Evertsz, Johannes Gysius, Dirck Eversen Lons, David Vinckeboons, Bartolomé De Las Casas, and Jay I. Kislak Collection. Le miroir de la cruelle, & horrible tyrannie espagnole perpetree au Pays Bas, par le tyran duc de Albe, & aultres commandeurs de par le roy Philippe le deuxiesme: on a adjoinct la deuxiesme partie de les tyrannies commises aux Indes occidentales par les Espagnols. [tot Amsterdam: ghedruckt by Ian Evertss. Cloppenburg, op't Water tegen over de Koorn-Beurs in de vergulden Bijbel, 1620] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2006584207/.

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Cloppenburch, J. E., Gysius, J., Lons, D. E., Vinckeboons, D., Casas, B. D. L. & Jay I. Kislak Collection. (1620) Le miroir de la cruelle, & horrible tyrannie espagnole perpetree au Pays Bas, par le tyran duc de Albe, & aultres commandeurs de par le roy Philippe le deuxiesme: on a adjoinct la deuxiesme partie de les tyrannies commises aux Indes occidentales par les Espagnols. [tot Amsterdam: ghedruckt by Ian Evertss. Cloppenburg, op't Water tegen over de Koorn-Beurs in de vergulden Bijbel] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2006584207/.

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Cloppenburch, Jan Evertsz, et al. Le miroir de la cruelle, & horrible tyrannie espagnole perpetree au Pays Bas, par le tyran duc de Albe, & aultres commandeurs de par le roy Philippe le deuxiesme: on a adjoinct la deuxiesme partie de les tyrannies commises aux Indes occidentales par les Espagnols. [tot Amsterdam: ghedruckt by Ian Evertss. Cloppenburg, op't Water tegen over de Koorn-Beurs in de vergulden Bijbel, 1620] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2006584207/>.