LOT 135
SOLD €550,00

Afbeelding van 't Stadt Huys van Amsterdam

In dartigh coopere plaaten geordineert door Jacob van Campen en geteekent door Jacob Vennekool, Amsterdam, Dancker Danckerts, 1661. Folio, half parchment and cased, title in hw. on spine, illus. title page, portrait of the author, (4),12 pp. complete on 24 leafs, several of which folding and counted twice (O,P.S.V.) and thrice (T). Shabby binding, var. prints with frayed edges, var. pages reinforced with paper.

Jacob van Campen (1596-1657) was a Dutch architect and artist. He designed the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, the former city hall. The building was intended to be perfect, with perfect dimensions, perfect ratios and a perfect message to the spectator. Its strength lay in the rigorous proportions and the very modest decoration. Constantijn Huygens called it the "eighth wonder of the world".

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