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  • Museum number

    1875,0508.489

  • Description

    Composition of 8 larger, flanked top left. and r. by 17 smaller images, representing fortified sites in the Netherlands; illustration to Lieuwe van Aitzema's and Lambert van den Bos' "Historien onses tyds, behelzende Saken van Staat en oorlogh" (Jan Claesz. ten Hoorn & Jan Bouman: Amsterdam, 1685) c.1684 Etching

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  • Date

    • 1684
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 300 millimetres
    • Width: 382 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with place names and production detail; annotated in pencil at top right . Vol.1.p.299.
  • Curator's comments

    The print is an illustration to one of a total of four volumes published between 1685 and 1699, for comment, see 1875,0508.481.

    Companion sheet see 1875-5-8-487.

  • Location

    History 1672 Imp

  • Subjects

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Historien onses tyds, behelzende saken van staat en oorlogh, voorgevallen in, en omtrent de Vereenigde Nederlanden, en door geheel Europa, mitsgaders in meest alle de andere deelen des werelds. Beginnende met het jaar 1669 daar het de heer Lieuwe van Aitzema heeft gelaten; ... (Amsterdam, Jan Claesz. ten Hoorn & Jan Bouman, 1685)
  • Acquisition date

    1875

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1875,0508.489

Composition of 8 larger, flanked top l. and r. by 17 smaller images, representing fortified sites in the Netherlands.  1684
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Composition of 8 larger, flanked top l. and r. by 17 smaller images, representing fortified sites in the Netherlands. 1684 Etching

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