Flessingue Ville de l'Ile de Walcheren. [Vlissingen] - CREPY
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Title : Flessingue Ville de l'Ile de Walcheren. [Vlissingen].
Map maker : CREPY.
Date : Paris, 1690-1720.
Size : 6.5 x 12.3 inches. / 16.5 x 31.2 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :A very RARE panoramic view of the city of Vlissingen.
The plate is numbered in red pencil in upper right corner.
Engraved by Jean Crepy (the father) who was active as an engraver and publisher at the end of the 17th and beginning of the 18th century. He was active at rue St.Jacques a StPierre in Paris. He made several portraits, historical- and topographical prints.
His son Etienne Louis Crepy (c.1700-1759) was also engraver and publisher. He was specializing in maps and geographical prints. In 1731 he acquired the stock of copper plates of topographical content from his father. Another son Louis was also active in the publishing trade but more specializing in imaginary- and "vue-optique" prints. The family Crepy was one of the most successful publishing companies in 18th century Paris.
Inventaire du fonds Français, vol.4p.317-341
Condition : Upper margin cut close, just shaving the upper right printed area. Lower right margin a brown spot. Good impression. Spot in lower right margin.
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