View of Zaandam from the IJ
By DE LETH, Hendrik , 1720

Het Scheep-en Koop-ryk Zardam Aen de Oost en West-zyde van den Stroom de Zaen in Noort Kennemer Landt, uit het y, aen te zien. Zardam riche en vaisseaux & mar chandise’s vue du cote d’orient & de l’occident : du cote de la rivierre y: vers le kennemer landt orriental.

  • Author: DE LETH, Hendrik
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publisher: Andries & Hendrik de Leth
  • Publication date: c1730
  • Physical description: Engraving with etching, on two sheets joined.
  • Dimensions: 560 by 905mm (22 by 35.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 14405


The port of Zaandam situated just north of Amsterdam was famous, in the eighteenth century, for its saw mills and ship building. So renowned for nautical architecture was Zaandam that Tsar Peter the Great, in 1697, spent sometime in the town, during his Grand Embassy. The house where the Tsar lodged, survives to this day.

Andries de Leth (1662-1731) and Hendrik de Leth (1692-1759) were engravers, publishers, and mapmakers working in Amsterdam during the first half of the eighteenth century.