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Auction 153, Lot 478

"A Draught or Prospect of the Dreadfull Innundation or Breaking the Dykes in Holland Which Carryed Every Thing Before It...",

Subject: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Period: 1711 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographus or, A Compleat System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 7.9 inches
31.2 x 20.1 cm

This dramatic engraving depicts the breach of St. Anthony's dike near Amsterdam on March 5, 1651, which was the result of St. Peter's flood. Terrified spectators are shown on either side of the dike as water rages below. The village can be seen in the background. Created by Pieter Nolpe after a drawing by Willem Schellinks. This engraving appeared in Atlas Geographus or, A Compleat System of Geography, Ancient and Modern, published by John Nutt.


Condition: B+

Attractive color, issued folding with one tiny pinhole, light soiling, and toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 5/20/2015