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 (Condition Report available)
- 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