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Unrecorded variant of Schut's view of Gdansk (Danzig), by Carel Allard
View of Gdansk (Danzig) by Carel Allard. 1673

This is an unrecorded variant of Schut's view of Gdansk (Danzig). The engraving is printed with a different plate. The most noticeable differences are the various cloud formations with birds in the sky, the different vegetal garlands with fruits, and the absence of the imprint of Visscher and Schut.

A face can be seen in the foliage of the trees in the left foreground. (x=6cm, y=4cm).


The Allard Family

The founder of this family of map-makers, publishers and print-sellers was Huych (Hugo) Allard (1625-1691). He worked in Amsterdam in 1684 and is supposed to have begun his business as early as 1645. He died in 1691, leaving his shop to his son, Carel Allard (1648-c. 1706). Carel brought out many maps and some atlases. His atlases are mainly composed of maps from the stock of other publishers like Janssonius and De Wit. However, some maps were his original creations. The States of Holland granted him a privilege for these maps in 1683.
One of the sons of Carel, Abraham Allard (1676-c.1730), joined his father in the map trade and was accepted as a member of the ‘Constvercoopers gilde’ (Art dealer’s Guild) in 1708.
The original geographical maps by Allard, designed and cut between 1680 and 1700, are very decorative, well-composed and up-to-date.

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Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Eastern Europe

View of Gdansk (Danzig) by Carel Allard.

Title: Dantzig.

Date: 1673.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Image size: 210 x 270mm (8.27 x 10.63 inches).
Sheet size: 315 x 395mm (12.4 x 15.55 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: Allard Carolus, De Voornaemste Steden des Werelts. - The Principall Citties of the World. t' Amsterdam by Gerrit Van Schagen, by de Nieuwe Haerlemmer Sluys inde Stuerman. 1673.
A suite of views of important cities & towns, now in the Trinity College Dublin. See: https://www.lbrowncollection.com/cities-towns-carolus-allard-1673-k-2-3/

This is an unrecorded variant of Schut's view of Gdansk (Danzig). The engraving is printed with a different plate. The most noticeable differences are the various cloud formations with birds in the sky, the different vegetal garlands with fruits, and the absence of the imprint of Visscher and Schut.

A face can be seen in the foliage of the trees in the left foreground. (x=6cm, y=4cm).


The Allard Family

The founder of this family of map-makers, publishers and print-sellers was Huych (Hugo) Allard (1625-1691). He worked in Amsterdam in 1684 and is supposed to have begun his business as early as 1645. He died in 1691, leaving his shop to his son, Carel Allard (1648-c. 1706). Carel brought out many maps and some atlases. His atlases are mainly composed of maps from the stock of other publishers like Janssonius and De Wit. However, some maps were his original creations. The States of Holland granted him a privilege for these maps in 1683.
One of the sons of Carel, Abraham Allard (1676-c.1730), joined his father in the map trade and was accepted as a member of the ‘Constvercoopers gilde’ (Art dealer’s Guild) in 1708.
The original geographical maps by Allard, designed and cut between 1680 and 1700, are very decorative, well-composed and up-to-date.

References: Van der Krogt 4 - See p. 930, #1447 (variant); Fauser - See #2889 (variant)