Visscher, Claes Jansz (1586/87-1652)
[Antique etching/ets] The town hall of Amsterdam/Het stadhuis van Amsterdam.
A view on the Amsterdam central square (de dam), showing the Town-hall. This plate, which is lacking of the view on the right, representing the ‘Waag’ in the same square, was included in several editions of Guicciardini’s ‘Beschryvinghe van alle de Neder-landen, anderssins ghenoemt Neder-Duytslandt (…).’ published in Amsterdam by Willem Janszoon Blaeu, firstly in 1612. This same plate appeared in later editions too, by Blaeu himself (1613) and by Johannes Janssonius (1624, 1625, 1646 en 1648). Titled above on the ribbon in the middle of the sky: ‘Het STATHUYS’. On verso collector’s marks of Albert Pieter van den Briel [L.407a] and Hieronymus von Bayer (1792-1876) [L.1293].
Etching on paper, trimmed within plate mark; total: 251 x 157 mm; only state; some rubbings on the corners; in good condition. Hollstein 421, Simon 154.
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