Cornelis Boutesteyn

Other name: 
Boutesteijn
Antony's: 
main printer

The STCN lists Cornelis Boutesteyn as a printer from 1679-1712 and a bookseller from 1685-1704 with a shop on the Rapenburg, across from the the university's Academie building. Leiden city records also note that Boutesteyn and his wife Jannetgen Christiaensz owned other property on the Rapenburg and the Steenschuur upstream on the same gracht.

Between 1685 and 1708, Boutesteyn and after 1704 his widow printed and sold two dozen first editions and reprints of Leeuwenhoek's letters in both Dutch and Latin.

Note on Dobell's #22. Anatomia Seu interiora Rerum.

See the case study on the right: The adventures of Letters 38, 42, and 43.

Year Dobell # short title AvL #
1685 5 Ontledingen en ontdekkingen van de onsigtbare verborgentheden ... 38, 42, 43
  6 Ontdekkingen en ontledingen van sout-figuren ... ende van de voort-telinge ... 44, 45
  7 Ontledingen en ontdekkingen van het begin der planten in de zaden van boomen ... 46, 47
  20

Ontdeckte onsigtbaarheeden.

A bundle of pamphlets, the four printed by van Gaesbeeck and the three printed by Boutesteyn in Dutch in 1685.

28-52
  21 Anatomia et contemplatio nonnullorum naturæ invisibilium secretorum ... 43, 42, 38
1686 8 Ontledingen en ontdekkingen van levende dierkens ... 28-31, 34-36
  9 Ontledingen en ontdekkingen van de cinnaber naturalis ... 48-52
1687 10

Vervolg der brieven ...

also 20. Werken part II

53-60  
  22, 23

Anatomia Seu interiora Rerum, Cum Animatarum tum Inanimarum [sic] ...

Thus, the part of 29. Opera Omnia Vol. I that was not printed by Langerak in 1722, see his #23a

28-31, 34-36, 38, 42-52
1688 10a Vervolg der brieven ...      [Second edition] 53-60
1689 24 Continuatio Epistolarum, Datarum Ad longe Celeberrimam Regiam Societatem Londinensem ... 53-60
1691 5a Ontledingen en ontdekkingen van de onsigtbare verborgentheden ... 38, 42-43
1696 20

Ondekte onsigtbaarheeden.

A reprint of the bundle from 1685 containing nine separate pamphlets.

28-52
  2a 37ste. missive, geschreeven aan de heer Cristopher Wren ... vande eyerstok ... 37
  3a 40ste. missive, geschreven aan de heer Francois Aston ... vande schobbens inde mond ... 40
  6a Ontdekkingen en ontledingen van sout-figuren ... [Second enlarged impression] 44, 46 [!, = 45]
  8a Ontledingen en ontdekkingen van levende dierkens ... [Second enlarged impression] 28-31, 34-36
  23 Arcana Naturae Ope & beneficio exquisitissimorum Microscopiorum Detecta [Second edition] Different title than 16?? edition. 28-31, 34-36, 38, 42-52
  24a Continuatio Epistolarum ... [Second edition] 53-60
  25a

Arcana Naturae Detecta  [Second edition]

The "missing" letters from the earlier editions and an additional thirty.

32, 33, 37, 39, 40, 41, 61-92
1697 7a Ontledingen en ontdekkingen van het begin der planten in de zaden van boomen ... 46-47
1698 5b Ontledingen en ontdekkingen van de onsigtbare verborgenheden ... 38, 42-43
1704 10b Vervolg der brieven ... 53-60
1708 25b Arcana Naturae Detecta [Third edition] 32, 33, 37, 39, 40, 41, 61-92
  23 Arcana Naturae Ope & beneficio exquisitissimorum Microscopiorum Detecta  [Third edition; see Note above.] 28-31, 34-36, 38, 42-52