Amsterdam Holland Ij river birds-eye view c.1750 Sayer print Vue d'optiqueBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
A General View of the City of Amsterdam from the Iye.
Vue Generale de la Ville d'Amsterdam du Cote du Iye.
(Netherlands / Amsterdam city view/ Holland/ Nederland).
Issued c. 1750-70, London for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller. Engraved by T. Bowles.
Prospect birds-eye view of the city form the Ij river. mid-18th century copper engraved print, with original hand color. Thin margin around view painted black long ago as often seen on vue d'optiques of this era, bottom text portion trimmed off and pasted on reverse long ago.
Almost folk-art in appearance.
Image displays typical signs of handling and time (given these views were intended to be handled, this is normal), but still displays a fine patina and visual appeal. The video captures the appearance and any repairs done on the back.
Affixed long ago to thicker cardboard backing sheet, item must be shipped flat and will weight 2-3 pounds due to cardboard protection required.
Sheet measures c. 9 7/8"H x 16"W.
Printed area measures c. 9 1/4"H x 15 3/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 4, p. 113.