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View of the Nieumarkt and the Waag

Title
Gesigt van de Nieuwe Markt, en S. Antoni Waag Te sied na de Brouwery van de Haan tot Amsterdam. Vue du Marché Neue et du Poids St. Antoine vers la Brasserie du Coq a Amsterdam.
Author
SCHENK, Leonard
Publisher
Leonard Schenck,
Publication place
Amsterdam,
Publication date
[c1720].
Dimensions
555 by 905mm (21.75 by 35.75 inches).
Price
£3,200
Reference
14468

Description

Engraving with etching, on two sheets joined.

Notes

Large view of the Nieumarkt and the Waag.

The Nieuwmarkt is dominated by a building known as the Waag, originally a gate in the Medieval city walls but converted into a weighing house after the walls were demolished in the seventeenth century. The square was created when the canals around the Waag were filled in 1614, and was used as a marketplace.

Leonard Schenk (fl.1720-1746) worked as an engraver and publisher in Amsterdam.

Bibliography

R.W.P. de Vries, auction, 1925: 276