Amsterdam. - "Het Watergraafs of Diemer Meer"  Copper etching frontispiece for a book by the above title.  Engraver Johann Wilhelm Winter Drawing by: Adolf van der Laan  Publicized: Amsterdam, 1725  Very attractive allegorical frontispiece. Two nymphs in foreground symbolize the rivers Amstel and Nieuwe Diep. Watergraafs is a town residing on a polder, which is land won from the sea by diking it and drying it up. This began in the beginning of the 17th century.

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Amsterdam. - "Het Watergraafs of Diemer Meer"

Copper etching frontispiece for a book by the above title.

Engraver Johann Wilhelm Winter Drawing by: Adolf van der Laan

Publicized: Amsterdam, 1725

Very attractive allegorical frontispiece. Two nymphs in foreground symbolize the rivers Amstel and Nieuwe Diep. Watergraafs is a town residing on a polder, which is land won from the sea by diking it and drying it up. This began in the beginning of the 17th century. Thus land was won and a new city district of Amsterdam founded. It became an elegant part of town. The football club Ajax Amsterdam has its stadium there.

This elegant frontispiece is witness to the fabulous Dutch tradition of book printing.

Original antique print 

Light general age toning. Narrow margins with minimal spotting all around.

31,4 x 20,7 cm (ca. 12.4 x 8.1")
 Amstel and the Nieuwe Diep, Apollo, zodiac, Ceres, corn sheaf, obelisk, swan, Diemermeer, Diana, farmer, Amstel, Watergraafsmeer.

 


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