"Novum Amsterodamum" (New Amsterdam, New Netherlands)

"Novum Amsterodamum" (New Amsterdam, New Netherlands)
Title
"Novum Amsterodamum" (New Amsterdam, New Netherlands)
Date 
1650
Medium 
Watercolor and brown and black ink over black chalk on ivory paper, laid on four other layered sheets
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 13/16 x 19 1/16 in. (14.8 x 48.4 cm)
Description 
Landscape
Credit Line 
Gift of C.E. Detmold
Object Number 
1881.2
Marks 
Inscribed inside image within banner in black ink: NOVUM AMSTERODAMUM [partially relettered]; along lower left border inside image: Faer t [Paer t; Vaer t; In’t?] Schip Lydia [Leyden?] door LaurEns Hermans Zn. Block. Ao. 1650 [damaged and relettered]; old paper label now attached to reverse of frame inscribed in a similar hand in brown ink: In t Schip Lydia bc LaurEns Hermans Zn [superscript with two lines below] Block / An 1650
Inscriptions 
Inscribed inside image within banner in black ink: NOVUM AMSTERODAMUM [partially relettered]; along lower left border inside image: Faer t [Paer t; Vaer t; In’t?] Schip Lydia [Leyden?] door LaurEns Hermans Zn. Block. Ao. 1650 [damaged and relettered]; old paper label now attached to reverse of frame inscribed in a similar hand in brown ink: In t Schip Lydia bc LaurEns Hermans Zn [superscript with two lines below] Block / An 1650
Gallery Label 
This is the earliest original view of New York owned by the Society.
Provenance 
Unidentified Dealer, The Hague, 1879; Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 1880
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group