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VREDEMAN DE VRIES, P. / HONDIUS, H. - [Perspective print after J. Vredeman de Vries].
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[Perspective print after J. Vredeman de Vries]. - VREDEMAN DE VRIES, P. / HONDIUS, H.
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Title : [Perspective print after J. Vredeman de Vries]..
Map maker : VREDEMAN DE VRIES, P. / HONDIUS, H..
Date : The Hague, 1606.
Size : 6.9 x 10.8 inches. / 17.5 x 27.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :Engraving depicting the use of the vanishing points. From Les cinq rangs de l'architecture, a savoir, Tuscane, dorique, ionique, corinthiaque et composée avec l'instruction fondamentale. after Johannes Vredeman de Vries (ca.1527-1604), a famous Dutch architect and draughtsman, known in the Low Countries as 'The king of architects'.
Born in Leeuwarden (Vredeman Frisius, De Vries), he lived in Antwerp probably during the years 1555-1560 where he collaborated with the print publishers, mainly with Hieronymus Cock. He left Antwerp for religious reasons for Aix-la-Chapelle and Liege, but returned occasionally to the city for several commissions or the appointment as surveyor of the Antwerp fortifications.
Later he has worked in Hamburg, Bremen, Danzig and Prague at the court of Rudolph II. At the beginning of the 17th century he returned to Holland and settled in The Hague.
Condition : Paper slightly age-toned, and some marginal staining. Small tear into engraved area at lower center. Good impression. Else good condition.
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