View of ships on the IJ with Buiksloot in the background
By SCHENK, Leon; [after] LAAN, Adolph van der , 1720

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  • Author: SCHENK, Leon; [after] LAAN, Adolph van der
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publisher: Adolph vander Laan
  • Publication date: c1720
  • Physical description: Engraving with etching, on two sheets joined.
  • Dimensions: 550 by 955mm (21.75 by 37.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 14416


Impressive view of ships on the IJ as viewed from Amsterdam.

All manner of Dutch ships are shown plying their trade on the IJ, the body of water northeast of Amsterdam, with ocean going vessels, packets, and small rowing boats all depicted. In the background is a prospect of the town of Buiksloot.

Jan Schenk (1698-1752) was an engraver and publisher in Amsterdam.

Adolf van der Laan (1684-1755) was a Dutch draftsman and engraver.