Amsterdam city plan Holland c.1844 rare Adolph Baedeker Petri Dutch engraved mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
de Nederlanden, Luxemburg en Belgie
(Amsterdam -Netherlands, Luxembourg, Europe, Belgium)
Of interest for the delightfully engraved and almost stunningly detailed miniature city plan of Amsterdam at top left corner.
A map undeniably of the utmost scarcity- evidence: it is not cited within the definitive modern carto-bibliography of Amsterdam city plans "Kaarten van Amsterdam 1538-1865" by Marc Hameleers. He does indeed include small plans such as this on other larger maps, but this map is nowhere to be found. It should be included in any addendum to his work.
Issued c.1844 Rotterdam, Holland by Adolf Baedeker & Otto Petri
Engraved & lithographed map by D. Heyse, 's Hage, Netherlands (close to Rotterdam), with original outline hand color.
Scarce mid-19th century Dutch produced map by the possible brother of Karl Baedeker( of the guide-book fame). This elusive and little know map was produced in Rotterdam, likely c. 1844 or earlier since Adolph left the city for Cologne Germany in that year
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Centerfold as issued.- Slight minor soft wrinkle and short split along ceterfold at left side of map- nothing severe or bothersome.
Sheet measures c. 13 1/4 " x 10 1/2 " .
Printed area measures c. 10 1/2" x 8 1/4 "
Hameleers, Kaarten van Amsterdam 1538-1865, Stadsarchief Amsterdam, 2013- a Baedeker plan is mentioned #210 (p.382), but it is much later than this map and the plan is completely different in every way. It would appear this miniature map has eluded the notice of the very thorough cartographic investigator Marc Hameleers. No doubt due to the enormous rarity of the Rotterdam issued Dutch atlas it was issued within.