• small profile of Amsterdam with a lot of symbolism in it. Slight differences with the more known edition by Meissner. Title (top right in the clouds) : 'Ambsterdam' .  Above the image: 'Doctrina Acquiritur Usu'

Very rare edition of this small profile of Amsterdam with a lot of symbolism in it. Slight differences with the more known edition by Meissner.

Title (top right in the clouds) : 'Ambsterdam' .  Above the image: 'Doctrina Acquiritur Usu'

Below the image two lines Latin, and under that a verse of 4 lines in German 

Profile seen from the IJ over the city with in the foreground a bearded man (Wisdom) left a rooster (watchfulness) and at the right a sleeping woman (Idleness)

Publisher: Carl Winter, Heidelberg. ca. 1700 ( d' Ailly Profielen Nr. 154)

Size: 7 x 14 cm (image)

Condition: very good, clean and broad margins

VAT: Margingoods

 

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