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Histoire De Tous Les Ordres Militaires Ou De Chevalerie, Contenant Leurs Institutions, leurs Cérémonies, leurs Pratiques, leurs principales actions & les vies des Grand-maîtres, avec leurs vêtemens, leurs armes & leurs devises, Gravées En Cuivre Par Adrien Schoonebeek. Premiere (Seconde) Partie.

RA Collection: Book

Record number


Variant Title

Habillemens Des Tous Les Ordres Militaires
Habitus et Insignia omnium Ordinum Equestrium et Militarium


A Amsterdam, -: Chez {H. Desbordes, P. Scepérus Et P. Brunel. En Compagnie., M. DC. XCIX.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 153 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. 1: [42], 281, [7] p. (incl. add. engr. t.pl. and 34 full-page illus.) - Vol. II: 333, [5] p. (incl. add. engr. t.pl., [1] divisional t.pl. ('A') and full-page illus. nos. 35-115). - (The engraved titles, though blank on versos, are included in the signature numbering and page numbering.)


Vol. I: [Add. engr. t.pl., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - [Text and illus. I-XXXIV]. - Vol. II: [Add. engr. t.pl., t.p.] - [Divisional t.pl., 'Les Habillemens Des Tous Les Ordres Militaires. Habitus et Insignia omnium Ordinum Equestrium et Militarium'] - [Text and illus. XXXV-CXV] - Table Des Descriptions des Ordres Militaires.

Responsibility Note

The work is dedicated by Adrien Schoonebeek to Empereur Pierre Alexewits [i.e. Emperor Peter I of Russia].


The military orders, ed. M. Barber (1994); A.W. Forey, The military orders (1992); M. Keen, Chivalry (1984).

Summary Note

The added engraved title of Volume I reads, 'Histoire De Tous Les Ordres Militaires, Avec Leurs Estampes'. That of Volume II reads, 'Histoire De Tous Les Ordres Militaires A Amsterdam chez H. Desbordes; P. Sceperus et P. Brunel Seconde Partie'. The engraved divisional title in Volume II reads, 'Les Habillemens Des Tous Les Ordres Militaires. Habitus et Insignia omnium Equestrium et Militarium.'

The full-page illustrations are captioned in Latin.

The work had first been published in Dutch in 1698 (Historie van alle Ridderlyke en Krygs-Orders).

Binding Note

18th-century green morocco, upper and lower covers having gilt ruled borders; gilt-decorated spines, red morocco spine-labels lettered 'Ordres Militaire Vol. I (II)', spines lettered 'R A'.


Orders of knighthood and chivalry - Knights and knighthood - Associations - Ceremonies - Costume - Dress - Insignia - Uniforms - Military uniforms - Europe - Middle East - History
Pictorial works - Netherlands - 17th century


Adriaan Schoonebeek, engraver
Peter I Emperor of Russia, dedicatee
H. Desbordes, publisher
Pieter Scepérus, publisher
Pierre Brunel, publisher