van Campen, Jacob

1661

Architecture Title Page

Afbeelding van't Stadt Huys van Amsterdam… Tot Amsterdam Bij Frederick de Widt in Calverftraet in de Witte Pascaert

DESCRIPTION: Beautifully engraved title page to a volume of architectural drawings of the Amsterdam state house by artist Jacob Vennekool. The town hall was built by Jacob van Campen from 1648-55. The title page is adorned with putti playing trumpets and with symbols reflecting the importance of navigation and sea exploration to Amsterdam: ships, anchor, cannon, and three backstaffs, as well as two nude figures representing New World natives. Less than 50 years earlier, in 1614 the Dutch had founded a trading post in lower Manhattan that would later be call 'New Amsterdam'.

This page was published by Frederick de Widt (de Wit) in Amsterdam ca. 1661. Wit, a printer, publisher, and map seller, is well known today for the atlases and charts he published from Amsterdam in the mid to late 17th century.

CREATOR: van Campen, Jacob

PUBLICATION DATE: 1661

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Netherlands

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Very good  

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Hubertus Quellinus

SIZE:  " x "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $275


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