DECKER, Coenraet
(b. 1651, Amsterdam, d. 1685, Amsterdam)

View of the Stadhuis (Town Hall) of Delft

Engraving, 180 x 271 mm
Private collection

The engraving is from Beschryvinge der stadt Delft (Description of the City of Delft) by Dirck van Bleyswijk, published in Delft in 1667-80. This publication, a history of the city with descriptions of the greatest accomplishments of its citizens and all its important monuments, was an expression of the civic pride. Van Bleyswijk was the son of a well-to-do brewer and burgomaster.

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