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Seventheenth century Leiden

Title
[Panorama of Leiden] Lugdunum Batavorum Hollandia Celeberrimum et Academia Florentissma.
Author
RIVET, Claude
Publisher
Johannes Blaeu & Claes Jansz.,
Publication place
Amsterdam,
Publication date
[1650].
Dimensions
585 by 2120mm (23 by 83.5 inches).
Price
£20,000
Reference
1914

Description

Large engraved panorama on 4 numbered sheets joined, contemporary full wash colour woodcut title in six sections pasted above, three panels of descriptive letterpress text composed of 6 half-sheets, in 18 numbered columns pasted outside the lower border, loss of printed area at right, some minor loss skilfully repaired in facsimile.

Notes

An important panorama of Leiden from the drawing by Claude Rivet executed in 1640, and originally published by the engraver Jacob Savery. This second state was published by Claes Jansz. Visscher, who signed the dedication and text, and Johannes Blaeu, whose imprint can be found below the dedication.