Current Location:
Flat File 01 -> Drawer 6 (FF)
Location Notes:
PDC; Flat File 01, Drawer 6

Amsterdam in Vogelvlucht by Cornelis Anthonisz

Artwork
Identifier:
2004.343.1b
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Description:
Aerial view of yellow city, many ships around it.
Historical Context:
Cornelis Anthonisz (c. 1505 - 1553) was a Dutch printmaker, cartographer and painter. In 1538 he painted the first complete and (relatively) accurate map of the city of Amsterdam commissioned as a gift for Emperor Charles V. His most famous woodcut is the Bird's Eye Map of Amsterdam from 1544, which was printed using 12 blocks. He also made many royal portraits and allegorical prints.