Amsterdam Netherlands city plan 1673 Priorato Holland Nederland tall shipsBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Amsterdam with city profile
(Holland / Netherlands)
by Gualdo Priorato.
Published in Wien (Vienna), 1673 by Michael Thurnmayer for " Schau-Blatz des Niederlandes ".
Fine late 17th century folio engraved plan of this Dutch city. With beautiful full hand color which greatly enhances the visual appeal of the map. Profusion of sailing ships in the Ij harbor.
One of the most interesting aspects of the plan is the clear delineation of the early fortified walls which still enclosed the city in the 17th century. The various early entrances through gates into are clearly visible as well as the early flow and pattern of canals. Important public buildings are depicted as are windmills and guard towers.
In Good condition. Paper gently wrinkled, top portion of map backed at top long ago with hand-made old paper. Map displays very well.
Otherwise remaining clean and well-preserved overall, still an entirely pleasing example of this charming 17th century Dutch city plan which will look lovely if displayed.
Sheet measures c. 17 1/2" W x 13 1/4" H.
Engraved area c. 16" W x 12 1/4" H.
Folio. Original fold line as issued.
Hameleers, Kaarten van Amsterdam 1538-1865, 72- (Van Somer/ Gualdo Priorato/ Thurnmayer)
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 2, p. 227 (Gualdo)
Graesse, Tresor de Livres Rares et Precious , V III, 166 [noting this earliest/ first printing although other later printings were issued].