PC-58062

Het blocqueeren van Amsterdam (..) - Le Clerc (1730)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving with outline colouring on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Very good, given age. Irregular edges as issued. Original fold, as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1730
  • Overall size: 21,3 x 16 inch
  • Image size: 19,8 x 14,9 inch
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.. Het blocqueeren van Amsterdam (..) - Le Clerc (1730)

Description: Antique print, titled: 'Het blocqueeren van Amsterdam door de troepen van Willem de Tweede, Prins van Oranje, van den 10 July tot den 4 augusty des jaars 1650.' - This map shows the blockade of Amsterdam by troops of William II, Prince of Orange, in the year 1650. "Geschiedenissen van den Vereenigde Nederlanden", by Jean Le Clerc, published in The Netherlands 1730

Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Jean Le Clerc'. The author of this work is Jean Le Clerc / Joannes Clericus (1657-1736). From Hugenot origin, he studied filosophy, hebrew and theology in Geneva and travelled in Europe. He objected the calvinistic orthodoxie and influenced by Grotius, Episcopius, Van Limborch and others, he moved to Amsterdam, where he became a Remonstrant. He became a professor at the Remonstrant seminary, a writer and publisher.