graphics and curiosities

January 2023, started cataloging and describing approx. 400+ original engravings, etchings of maps, historical persons, events, buildings, landscapes etc. from all over the world from the 16th to the 19th century and various curiosities that I have collected over the past 40 years.


Original copper engraving of Gennep

and fortification Geneperhuis.

published by Matthäus Merian the old, 1642 - 1654. on handcrafted paper. Sheet size 33.5 x 20 cm, Print size: 27 x 17 cm oblong, blanc on verso. map originated from Topographia Germaniae

Frankfurt. 1642. Own coll.


Matthäus Merian the old


Original copper engraving of Nijmegen  by F. Hogenberg and G.Braun, map originated from Civitas Orbis Terrarum 1599.  Failed attack on Nijmegen in 1589. Maarten Schenck drowns in the river Waal, on Handcrafted paper, text on verso (latin). sheet size: 27.2 x 26.6 cm. print size: 28.4 x 19.3 cm. Own coll.


Original copper engraving  of Maastricht

A new and correct plan of the city and fortifications of Maestricht By                 T. Jefferys Geographer to his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. published in The gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XVIII London 1748. On handcrafted paper, blanc on verso, Sheet size: 21.5 x 19.5cm. Own coll.