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Allegorical representation Amsterdam Title page Featured Horn Fly Print

Allegorical representation Amsterdam Title page

Allegorical representation of Amsterdam Title page for Casparus Commelin, Description of the city of Amsterdam, 1693 Description of the city of Amsterdam (title on object), Title page with allegorical representation of Amsterdam. The personification of Amsterdam sits on a throne, in her hands the caduceus and the coat of arms of Amsterdam. Behind her, Minerva, a lance with a hat in her hand, symbolizes freedom. In addition to Minerva the personifications Justice and Faith. Up in the air, Faam flies a praise trumpet and two flying putti scatter the cornucopia over Amsterdam. Under the throne two river gods., Coat of arms (as symbol of the state, etc.), river gods, (story of) Minerva (Pallas, Athena), Freedom, Liberty, Liberta (Ripa), Faith, Fides, Fede, Fede catholica, Fede christiana, Fede christiana catholica (Ripa), one of the Three Theological Virtues, Justice, Justitia, Giustitia divina (Ripa), one of the Four Cardinal Virtues, caduceus (staff with two snakes, attribute of Mercury), Cornucopia, Horn of Plenty, cupids: amores, amoretti, putti, Amsterdam, Gilliam van der Gouwen (mentioned on object), 1693, paper, engraving, w 170 mm ? h 390 mm

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