Amsterdam city plan rare! Netherlands 1856 Leipzig antique map not in HameleersBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Niederlande und Belgien
(Kingdom of Netherlands- Belgium- Amsterdam- Brussels city plans- )
Issued 1856, Leipzig by Stein
Based on A.H. Koehler
Note the rare city plan of Amsterdam at top left corner. 13 specific locations are identified plus 4 markets & churches, etc. Plan is not mentioned in the recent definitive cartobibliography "Kaarten van Amsterdam 1538-1865" by Marc Hameleers, testifying to the scarcity of it.
Large format very uncommon/ rare original engraved mid-19th century map. With original outline hand color. Short closed tear in left side blank margin beside Amsterdam plan.
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 shows clear signs of age, 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 to moderate age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, light dampstaining, some edge wear or short closed splits, all of which is hopefully visible within the images. Nothing which would render the map unworthy of most collections. Not a perfect example, but from a very elusive atlas and extremely uncommon in the market.
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.
Sheet measures c. 16 1/2 " x 20" .
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 4, p. 210
Hameleers, Kaarten van Amsterdam 1538-1865, Stadsarchief Amsterdam, 2013-a map which absolutely should be included but appears to have not been seen. Given the date and imprint, it is not difficult to state the map is very scarce in the modern market place.
Espenhorst, Bibliographie der Handatlanten , p.360-3- noting the various editions, all of them scarce today.