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Menschelyke Beezigheeden Bestaande in Regeering, Konsten en Ambachten, Na orde van het A. B. C, in honderd figuuren, Zinrijk uitgebeeld. in koper geëst en gesneeden. Met veerzen, daartoe passende, door A.J.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



t' Amsterdam.: verkooft bij A. d. Winter en J. Bormeester

Physical Description

[1], 100 pl.; 208 mm.


[T.pl.] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The 'A.J.' of the title plate was Anthony Janssen van ter Goes (1626-99). The plates are unsigned. All are copies of illustrations designed by Jan and Caspar Luyken and published in Amsterdam in 1694 as Het Menschelijke Bedrijf, Vertoond in 100 Verbeeldingen.


Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings And Woodcuts 1450 - 1700, vol. 52, comp. C. Schuckman (1998), no.381-480, p.287; J. Landwehr, Emblem and fable books printed in the Low Countries 1542-1813: a bibliography (3rd ed. augm. 1988), 384; P. van Eeghen and J. Ph. van der Kellen, Het werk van Jan en Casper Luyken (2 v., 1905), p.244.

Summary Note

Each plate is captioned in Dutch, and shows persons engaged in a defined occupation. Each plate includes a quatrain in Dutch. The work was also published in the same year at Haarlem by A. Schevenhuysen.


The verso of the front endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'S: AH', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.

Binding Note

17th-century white vellum; spine inscribed in ink, 'Book of Trades' and 'Amst: 1695.'


Occupations - Dutch - Social life and customs - Costume - Dress - Netherlands - History - 17th century
Pictorial works - Netherlands - 17th century