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448 Year Old Unique map of AMSTERDAM

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Amstelredamum Nobile Inferioris Germaniae Oppidum

Year 1572 Bird's eye view of the city of Amsterdam, with decorative cartouche, arms, ships and a small legend. Original hand-coloured (antique coloring) copper engraving from the book “Civitates Orbis Terrarum” by Braun-Hogenberg.

TRANSLATION OF CARTOUCHE TEXT:

Amsterdam is a well-known city in Lower Germany that has arisen in recent times to accommodate merchants and is inhabited by people engaged in trade. It is almost impossible to think of a commercial activity that is not practised here. Hence profit seeking businessmen are drawn to this city from the most far-away lands and tranship various goods, first and foremost grain, to Brabant and other parts of the world. Vast riches result from trade of this kind.

  • Finely colored example of Braun & Hogenberg's first view of Amsterdam, from Part 1 of their Civitates Orbis Terrarum, first published in Cologne in 1572.
  • Perfect Condition for it's age - circa 1572
  • Latin Edition
  • Map after Joris Hoefnagel
  • Hand coloured
  • Hand-made Lacquered frame
  • Detail book page in the back
  • Handwoven antique red silk passepartout
  • Latin text on verso
  • Size of print 36 x 50 cm
  • Size of frame 65.6 x 80.6 cm