Auction 144, Lot 171

"La Ville d'Amsterdam", Harrewijn, Jacques

Subject: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 6 inches
20.3 x 15.2 cm

This charming bird's-eye plan of Amsterdam depicts streets, canals, buildings, the waterfront, and the fortifications surrounding the city. In top right corner is a drape-style cartouche with a decorative engraving of a Kingly figure with dignitaries and the coat of arms of Amsterdam. The title is engraved on a banner atop a monument with an oval shield ornamented with a sailing vessel. The map was engraved by Jacques (Jacob) Harrewyn (1660-1727) a well-known copper engraver who worked for many of the prominent Dutch and Belgian mapmakers.


Condition: A

Issued folding with short fold separations at bottom that have been closed on verso with archival tape. There are a few minor printer's creases and a small chip in bottom right blank margin that has been repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/3/2013