View(s) of Oudshoorn (Alpen aan den Rijn) and Zwammerdam, villages in the province of Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands, as they appeared in 1749.
Made by Hendrik Spilman after Jan de Beijer.
Medium: Etching / engraving on handlaid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 20 x 16 cm (7.87 x 6.3 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Image size indicated is for ea. view plus text. Some browning of paper, mostly outside image area. Original fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
OUDSHOORN-ZWAMMERDAM-ALPHEN A/D RIJN | PCO-C61-35
This print originates from a Dutch book of town and city views called: ‘Het verheerlykt Nederland of Kabinet van hedendaagsche gezigten’, Amsterdam, 1746 edition. The exact dates the plates were engraved vary.
Biography engraver: Hendrik Spilman (Dutch 1721-1784): engraver and designer of mostly town and city views. .
Biography artist: Jan de Beijer (1703 ? 1780), also given as Jan de Beyer, was a Dutch draughtsman and painter known for this drawings of towns and buildings in the present-day countries of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. In total, he produced some 1500 drawings, over 600 of which were reproduced as engravings by other artists.