'Mislukte belegeringe van Steenwyk door den Graaf van Rennenberg (..) - Le Clerc (1730)

  • Technic: Original engraving on a verge type hand laid paper. 100% original and authentic.
  • Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1730
  • Overall size: 15,1 x 12,6 inch
  • Image size: 13,4 x 10,6 inch

Description: Plate : 'Mislukte belegeringe van Steenwyk door den Graaf van Rennenberg, Ao. 1580 en 1581 '. (The failed siege of Steenwijk by Count Rennenberg in 1580 and 1581.) This plate shows the fortified city of Steenwijk in the province of Overijssel, The Netherlands.

This attractive original old antique print / plate was published in several works by Hugo de Groot ('Nederlandtsche Jaerboeken' published in 1681.), P.C. Hooft ('Nederlandsche Historien ...', published 1703-1704.), P.C. Bor ('Oorsprongk, begin, en vervolgh der Nederlandsche oorlogen', published in 1680.)or Jean Le Clerc. This print originates from: 'Histoire des Provinces-Unies des Pays Bas...', or 'Geschiedenissen der Vereenigde Nederlanden...' by Jean Le Clerc, 1723-1728 or 1730.

Artists and Engravers: 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.