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SLUYTER, Johannes.

Print of coat-of-arms of Prominent citizens of Amsterdam.

Stock Code
90373
Amsterdam, 1775
£12,500

Rare engraving of the city of Amsterdam depicting the coat-of-arms of the city's burgomasters during the years spanning the Dutch Golden Age.

The present rare work is the armorial plate of the city of Amsterdam comprising the names of its one-hundred-and-sixty citizens who served as burgomasters from 1578 to 1775.

In this finely engraved and hand-coloured plate, the city of Amsterdam pays homage to its most prominent citizens as architects and guarantors of its prosperity both on land and on sea (personified to the left and the right of Amsterdam). Amsterdam itself is accompanied by the cartouche inscribed 'conservat utramque' ('she preserves both [land and sea]') and personified at the top of the armorial plate, as well as further represented by both its coat of arms on the right and its seal on the left.

Each name listed on the plate testifies to the brilliance of Amsterdam's cultural and political landscape

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Description

Large hand-coloured engraving depicting a coat-of-arms of prominent citizens of Amsterdam, inscribed with the motto 'CONSERVAT UTRAMQUE ', late 18th century, published by Johannes Slutyter, framed (129.5 x 96 cm).

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