Engraving and etching on a vellin type hand laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 16.5 x 20 cm. The image size is ca. 10.5 x 16 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 6.5 x 7.9 inch. The image size is ca. 4.1 x 6.3 inch.
Plate: ‘Hoofden der Oude Sycambers.’ (Heads of the ancient Sugambren people.) Sugambren (Latin: Sugambri, Sigambri, Sygambri en Sicambri) were an ancient Germanic tribe living around the Lippe river around the year of Christ. In the fifth century they lived in the Waal region near Nijmegen. This engraved plate originates from: ‘Nymegen, de oude hoofdstad der Batavieren, in dichtmaat beschreven, en met aantekeningen, de oudheden van de stad, en die van het quartier van Nymegen betreffende, opgeheldert Door H.K. Arkstee. Met printafbeeldingen.’, 1st ed. published by Petrus Mortier, Amsterdam, 1733. Later editions in 1738 and 1788. This is a description of the history, city and region of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.Artists and Engravers: Author: Hans Kasper Arkstee (Dutch, c. 1700-1776). From 1734-1780 he was associated with his half-brotrher H. Merkus as bookdealers in Amsterdam and Leipzig.
Condition: Good. General age related toning and light staining. Original fold from binding. Please study scan.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-SUGAMBREN PEOPLE/TRIBE-NIJMEGEN-NETHERLANDS-ARKSTEE