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Byrsa Amsterodamensis -- The Amsterdam Exchange

Inscription

In plate at top: BYRSA AMSTERODAMENSIS. In plate LL: Godinnen Shibberglad des Amstels, die de voet Van dit swaerlyvich werck belickt, wilt u niet belegen Dat ghy benauwder speelt met uw swierende vloet, Hier, daerfe keelen vyf met cunst gemest verswelgen. De burse ryster, tot ontfang der volken vremdt Vande langarmde Zee den vader aller meeren. En van uw maechschap, dat aen ‘sWerelds bodem swent, Gefonden om uytheemsch uw schulpen te stofferen. P. C. Hooft Amsterdammer In plate LL: CJVisscher fecit Ao 1612. In plate LR: 45 In plate LR (on bridge): Ano (I) (I C XI Later inscriptions or marks: Recto UR in graphite pencil: 3. [encircled]

Marks

PDP Watermark Type: small amorial [?]

Provenance

Purchased from Christopher Mendez, London.

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Fund

1612

Object Place

Holland

Catalogue Raisonné

Simon 151, ii/ii; Hollstein xxxvii.162.418 ii/ii

Accession Number

1976.622

Medium or Technique

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