"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.
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.