Arnoldus Montanus, after. View of the Great Temple in Osaka. Engraving by Jacob van Meurs. 1680.
Arnoldus Montanus, after. View of the Great Temple in Osaka. Engraving by Jacob van Meurs. 1680.
Arnoldus Montanus, after. View of the Great Temple in Osaka. Engraving by Jacob van Meurs. 1680.
Arnoldus Montanus, after. View of the Great Temple in Osaka. Engraving by Jacob van Meurs. 1680.
Arnoldus Montanus, after. View of the Great Temple in Osaka. Engraving by Jacob van Meurs. 1680.
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ArtistArnoldus Montanus (c. 1625–1683) was a Dutch teacher and author.
Engraver or Printer: Jacob van Meurs (1619/1620 - c. 1680) was a Dutch engraver and publisher. Active from 1651 to 1680, he specialized in works of geography, travelogues, and history.
TitleDe Groote Tempel Buyten Saccay (Engraved view of the great Temple in Osaka) Grand Temple proche de Saccai, on Japon.
Titled and Signed in plateDe Groote Tempel Buyten Saccay (Engraved view of the great Temple in Osaka) Grand Temple proche de Saccai, on Japon. [Includes key to the various locations].  A Leide, chez Pierre van der Aa.
Dimensions: Sheet 13" x 10". Frame 20 3/4' x 17 3/8".
Publisher
: Pieter van der Aa (1659 – 1733) was a Dutch publisher best known for preparing maps and atlases, though he also printed pirated editions of foreign
bestsellers and illustrated volumes.
Edition: possibly, 
La Galerie agreable du monde ou l'on voit en un grand nombre de cartes ... et de belles tailles-douces, les prinzipaux empires, roiaumes, republiques, provinces, villes, bourges (etc.). Cette Partie comprend le Japon & Païs d'Eso. Tome 59.
Date: 1680.
Materials and Techniques: engraving on paper.
Mat and Frame: Matted and framed. Trimmed to the image and floated against the mat.
Provenance:  The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.
Condition: Wear and chips to the frame. Unexamined outside of the frame. The signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Art Movements, Periods & Schools: Dutch School XVII C.
Note: This entry incorporates text from Wikipedia.