PCT-57925

Untitled bird's-eye Plan of Amsterdam - Munster (c.1580)

  • Technic: Woodblock engraving with hand colouring on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Several spots, image not affected. Horizontal crease below image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1580
  • Overall size: 8,4 x 13,4 inch
  • Image size: 7 x 6 inch
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.. Untitled bird's-eye Plan of Amsterdam - Munster (c.1580)

Description: Antique print, untitled. Bird's-eye plan of Amsterdam portrayed on a sheet of German text. Remarkably detailed for its size, hundreds of individual buildings and houses are rendered. Dozens of tall ships ply the harbor and the Amstel River, which bisects the city. A coat of arms decorates the plan. There is German text also on the verso.Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Sebastiaan Munster' after an anonymous artist. Sebastian Munster was a German cartographer, cosmographer and Christian scholar. He is best known for Cosmographia, the earliest German description of the world (in 6 parts. He was also the author of Horologiographia, Organum Uranicum and Rudimenta Mathematica. The woodcuts in this publication were made by a group of artists, among which Hans Holbein, Conrad Schnitt, David Kandel and Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch.