Subject: Antique print, titled: ”Afbeeldinge van een fraaye Coupel-kerk, uytgevonden door Mr. Nicolaas Listing […], om op de Booter-markt alhier geplaatst te worden […].” – Large view of the Botermarkt (Butter Market) in Amsterdam, with the Koepelkerk (Dome Church). A busy scene with numerous figures and coaches, including a street performer with a large crowd in the foreground and merchants. The Amsterdam lawyer and notary Nicholaas Listingh (1630-1705) really fought for the construction of a dome church on the Botermarkt in Amsterdam ca. 1700. Despite the enthusiasm of Listingh, the church was never built. This copper engraving reminds us of the forgotten plan that would have changed the view of the current Rembrandt square dramatically. Sold waf.
Condition: Fair, given age. Original folds as issued. Some tears in the sheet edge and near the middle fold. Paper separation (restored) in some of the folds. All folds and tears backed with contemporary paper and consolidated with acid free tape. A few small stains in the image area. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving on verge (hand laid) paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 70.3 x 54 cm. The image size is ca. 69 x 53 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 27.7 x 21.3 inch. The image size is ca. 27.2 x 20.9 inch.
Part Number: 64441
Location: PCO-P3-42 / Expo-164
Description: From: Isaak le Long’s: “Historische Beschryvinge van de Reformatie der Stadt Amsterdam”, published by Johannes van Septeren, 1729.
Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Daniel Stoopendaal’ after an anonymous artist. D. Stoopendaal, engraver (1672-1726), was active in Amsterdam from 1685 to 1713. Both Daniel and Bastiaan Stoopendaal made maps for the so-called Keur Bibles (published from 1666-1756). Most probably both were not related. Bastiaan worked mostly in the circle of Nicolaes Visscher. Daniel engraved topographical prints and maps. He engraved the plates for books published by Pieter van der Aa: ‘De zegepralende Vecht van Utrecht tot Muyden’ and ‘Galérie agreable du Monde’.