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AMSTERDAM, DE WEESEPER POORT, ORPHANAGE GATE, Commelin antique print 1693

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DE WEESEPER POORT

by Caspar Commelin

Published by Wolfgang, Waasberge, Boom, Van Someren en Goethall, Amsterdam 1693

 in "BESCHRYVINGE VAN AMSTERDAM, Desselfs oorspronk uyt den Huyse der Heeren van Aemstel en Aemstellan..." by Casparus Commelin.
 

An impressive and good sized copper engraved view of the Weeseper Poort or Orphanage Gate to Amsterdam. 

The old civil orphanage now houses the Amsterdam Historic Museum.  Interesting foreground detail of daily life in the city.

 A crisp, dark impression enhanced with later hand colouring which has been delicately and tastefully applied. 

Fine condition, free of repairs or restoration. Centre fold as issued (very faint).

Approx. 13.5" x 10" (340mm x 260mm) image area only, with good margins all round. 

Printed on robust hand laid paper, blank verso.

Please also see close up image provided.


 
Caspar Commelin (1636 - 1693) was a well known printer, bookseller and publisher in late 17th century Amsterdam.
He was also a noted historian of his native city and is best known today for his beautifully illustrated Beschryvinge van Amsterdam or Description of Amsterdam.
Most of the fine copper engraved views are by Petrus Schenk and are characterised by the inclusion of busy street and waterway scenes around the grand buildings of the city.   


A GENUINE ANTIQUE PRINT GUARANTEED OVER 300 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

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