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1783. Copperplate etching and engraving on verge type hand laid paper. on paper. Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 43.5 x 33.5 cm. The image size is ca. 36 x 27 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 17.1 x 13.2 inch. The image size is ca. 14.2 x 10.6 inch.Plate 2: 'Amsterdam, aan den Amstel 1762.' (Winter View of Amsterdam from the Amstel canal.) This plate shows a pittoresk winter scene of Amsterdam with people skating. Approx. Age indication of 1783 (see description). This rare authentic old antique print / plate originates from: 'Nieuwe atlas, van de voornaamste gebouwen en gezigten der stad Amsterdam, met derzelver beknopte beschryvingen.' (transl.: New Atlas of the most important buildings and views of Amsterdam, including their short descriptions.) or 'Afbeeldingen van de wyd-vermaarde koopstad Amsterdam / Recueil des à ¿½difices les plus considerables . ' (1778 oblong edition), 1783 or 1805 ed., by Pierre Fouquet Jr., published in Amsterdam 1760-1805. First published as individual prints, later bound in the books above. These beautiful prints represent a walk through Amsterdam in the late 18th c., when almost all it's historic buildings were still in existence. Artists and Engravers: Publisher: artist and art dealer Pierre Fouquet Jr. (1729-1800). The first series of 10 townscapes having been issued in 1760-61 engraved by Paul van Liender and Simon Fokke after the drawings by the well-known engraver of town- and landscapes Jan de Beyer (plates nr. 4, 10, 12, 15, 45, 50, 61, 72, 52-3), followed in 1764-68 by a series of 12 scapes by Caspar Philips Jacobsz. (pl … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Pictura Prints, Art & Books [Overasselt, Netherlands]
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