Der Zee-Vaert Lof

Praise of Sea-Faring
Der Zee-Vaert Lof Handelende vande gedenckwaerdighste Zeevaerden met de daeraenklevende op en onderganghen der Voornaemste Heerschappijen der gantscher Wereld: Zedert haere beginselen tot op den dagh van huyden.

Illustrated by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Illustrated by Willem Basse (Dutch, 1628–1672), Author Elias Herckmans (Dutch, 1596–1644), Publisher Jacob Pietersz. Wachter (Dutch, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 111; Hind 106; White & Boon 111 ii/ii (Rembrandt); Hollstein 49-65 (Basse)


Overall: 30.4 x 20.5 x 3.7 cm (11 15/16 x 8 1/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 18 etchings and one engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Jacob Pietersz. Wachter, 1634) Quarto; [8 ff.] 235 pp. [4 ff.] plus frontispiece; contemporary vellum

Amsterdam: Jacob Pietersz. Wachter, 1634


T. F. Lauson (1754 inscription on title); Long Island Historical Society (stamp on title); acquired in 1965 from Walter Schatzki, New York, by Arthur E. Vershbow; by whom given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession Date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur E. Vershbow in honor of Clifford S. Ackley and Thomas E. Rassieur