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Allerheerlykst Gezicht van de Stadt Amsterdam in haar geheele uitgestrekthelt langs den Scheepryken Ystroom

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Leth, Hendrik de, II; Covens, Joannes; Mortier, Cornelis
Place made: Netherlands
Date made: 1730
Materials: ink; paper; cloth
Measurements: 25 in x 38 in
Nomenclature: Amsterdam
Classification: ports and harbors

Profile of Amsterdam's port area to the stronghold Leeuwenburg (also called Blue Head). Made by Hendrik de Leth, published by Johannes Covens and Cornelis Mortier. The IJ full of ships. The central one, "Fisherman," bears a shield with the monogram "HL" (Hendrik Leth) and insignia of the East India Company. The title ribbon is supported by putti, which also bear a caduceus, a purse, and carry a crowned city seal and arms. Legend in Dutch and French at bottom.


Related People

Covens, Joannes
Mortier, Cornelis
Leth, Hendrik de, II
Dutch, 1703-1766