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[Augsburg]: [C.P. Maj. Mart. Engelbrecht. excud. A.V. ca. 1750]. Set of 6 engraved card-backed cut away sheets, [100 �140 mm] with contemporary hand-colouring; contained in near contemporary sugar-paper wrapper with title in Dutch in ink. A fine series depicting the port at Amsterdam still thriving after the 'Golden Age'. The cut aways depict; [1] an opening with a pilaster on each side and a boat with a cargo of barrels being manoeuvred through the surf; [2] to the left a modest house and to the right a wooden hut with a small boat moored close by, in the centre a boat with a rower having discharged a cargo; [3] a similar scene but further into the bay with a stone warehouse to the left and to the right a similar wooden warehouse, another craft similar to that in the first sheet being piloted with another cargo of barrels and two small sailing craft; [4] The inlet has widened, to the left and right more substantial two and three storied warehouses, each has a large sailing craft moored in front with their rigging exposed and ready to take on fresh cargo; [6] the back sheet gives a panoramic view of Amsterdam with the conspicuous boom in the middle ground. Engelbrecht (1684-1756), a native of Augsburg began his career as an artist by his attachment to a local publishing house. By 1708 he had moved to Berlin where he was engaged in the designs after Eosander von Goethe of a the Silberb�fett im Ritterall at Berlin and of a porcelain cabinet in Charlottenberg. Returning to Augsburg he was involved in illustrating a wide variety of works after various artist mainly on subje … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Pickering & Chatto [London, United Kingdom]
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