Visscher, Claes Jansz (1586/87-1652)

[Original etching/ets] The town hall and the Waag/Stadhuis en de Waag op de dam in Amsterdam.

Two views on the Amsterdam central square, showing on one side the Town-hall, and on the other the ‘Waag’. This plate 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’ and ‘de WAEGH’. Two illustrations in one plate.

Etching on paper, two sheets joined in the middle; plate mark: 251 x 321 mm, total: 282 x 368 mm; only state; tiny spots on the margins and rubbings on the corners; despite the middle crease due to folding, in good condition. On verso traces of transfer ink from freshly printed impressions, piled one on the top of the other. A small hole on the bottom external margin. Hollstein 421, Simon 154.

Incl. BTW  242,00

Excl. BTW  200,00