AMMC809
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Collection: AM Cartography

39.5 x 38.25 x 1.5 in  $238.60 (CAD) 


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AMMC809
Amsterdam Map 1737, Giclee Wall Scrolls Printed on Fabric
Giclee Print on Fabric with Wood Slats, Cartography Wall Scroll Decor, Antique Map
AM Cartography Collection


Width 39.5 x Height 38.25 x Depth 1.5 inch
Width 100.3 x Height 97.2 x Depth 3.8 cm

  • Birds-eye-view maps were technical achievements in 17th and 18th centuries: imagine, no one could fly and take pictures then. It took incredible talent to be able to reproduce a birds-eye view, not to mention the amount of work to gather information…
  • Map is assembled with custom made top and bottom cherry hardwood slats, finished in a beautiful, warm, aged honey and black - UV resistant fabric won't fade - Hardware included for easy wall attachment
  • Durable fabric giclee printed wall map
  • A map dating from a few years after the end of Amsterdam's Golden Age: navigation, exploration crues criss-crossing the entire globe, Amsterdam was the leading financial centre of the world.
  • Amsterdam map scroll - Museum quality reproduction printed on non-wrinkle fabric - Original Amsterdam maps were sourced at major museums and national libraries



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    Amsterdam was the world's commercial and banking center in the 17th Century. The city expanded dramatically and the mansions lining the characteristic canals were filled with curiosities, furniture, paintings and wall maps. Decorative wall maps of the period can be seen in many works of art dating back to Holland's Golden Age, most notably in paintings by Vermeer. Bird's-eye view maps were in special demand. Every building, every house could be identified, which added greatly to the map's appeal. Since the port of Amsterdam was its heart, the perspective is taken facing the waterfront from the northeast, whereas traditionally bird's-eye maps are pictured from the south. Today the half-moon shape layout is the old city center. Some canals have been filled and changed to roads, but generally speaking this map is still quite accurate. Continuing a 200 year-old tradition, the publisher, Gerred de Broen, was the last to issue a large decorative wall map of Amsterdam.

    The original was made up of four printed, engraved sheets. The original map is part of the Special Collections Department of the University Library of Amsterdam.
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