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View of Zaandam from the IJ

Title
Het Scheep-en Koop-ryk Zardam Aen de Oost en West-zyde van den Stroom de Zaen in Noort Kennemer Landt, uit het y, aen te zien. Zardam riche en vaisseaux & mar chandise's vue du cote d'orient & de l'occident : du cote de la rivierre y: vers le kennemer landt orriental.
Author
DE LETH, Hendrik
Publisher
Andries & Hendrik de Leth,
Publication place
Amsterdam,
Publication date
[c1730].
Dimensions
560 by 905mm (22 by 35.75 inches).
Price
£3,126
Reference
14405

Description

Engraving with etching, on two sheets joined.

Notes

The port of Zaandam situated just north of Amsterdam was famous, in the eighteenth century, for its saw mills and ship building. So renowned for nautical architecture was Zaandam that Tsar Peter the Great, in 1697, spent sometime in the town, during his Grand Embassy. The house where the Tsar lodged, survives to this day.

Andries de Leth (1662-1731) and Hendrik de Leth (1692-1759) were engravers, publishers, and mapmakers working in Amsterdam during the first half of the eighteenth century.