Admirandorum quadruplex spectaculum

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Around 1700 Johannes van Call made some 70 drawings of Rhine landscapes and Dutch cities. The Amsterdam publisher and engraver Petrus Schenk loved these views and selected 71 to be published in a book: Admirandorum quadruplex spectaculum. The prints shown here are the result of an experiment of early multi-colour printing as invented by Jan Teyler of Nijmegen. With this so called à la poupée-technique, the printing plates are inked in different colours and then printed in multi-colours in one print run. See also: https://web.archive.org/web/20210627211328/https://www.kb.nl/themas/atlassen/viervoudig-schouwspel-van-wonderen (description in Dutch)

The atlas consists of 4 sets of prints:

Jan van Call: Admirandorum quadruplex spectaculum  wikidata:Q42302438 reasonator:Q42302438
Illustrator
creator QS:P170,Q2197512
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Title
Latin: Admirandorum quadruplex spectaculum / delectum, pictum, et aeri in cisum, per Johannem van Call. Edit this at Wikidata
Admirandorum quadruplex spectaculum
title QS:P1476,la:"Admirandorum quadruplex spectaculum / delectum, pictum, et aeri in cisum, per Johannem van Call. Edit this at Wikidata"
label QS:Lla,"Admirandorum quadruplex spectaculum / delectum, pictum, et aeri in cisum, per Johannem van Call. Edit this at Wikidata"
label QS:Len,"Admirandorum quadruplex spectaculum"
label QS:Lnl,"Viervoudig schouwspel van wonderen"
Publisher
Object type literary work / atlas Edit this at Wikidata
Publication date circa 1690s
date QS:P,+1690-00-00T00:00:00Z/8,P1480,Q5727902
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Medium paper
medium QS:P186,Q11472
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institution QS:P195,Q1526131
Accession number
KW 2211 B 24 (Koninklijke Bibliotheek) Edit this at Wikidata
Place of publication Amsterdam Edit this at Wikidata
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Around 1700 Johannes van Call made some 70 drawings of Rhine landscapes and Dutch cities. The Amsterdam publisher and engraver Petrus Schenk loved these views and selected 71 to be published in a book: Admirandorum quadruplex spectaculum. The prints shown here are the result of an experiment of early multi-colour printing as invented by Jan Teyler of Nijmegen. With this so called à la poupée-technique, the printing plates are inked in different colours and then printed in multi-colours in one print run.

Title page and index[edit]

Part 1: 19 views of the Rhine river and the cities/villages bordering this river[edit]

Part 2: 25 views of Het Loo Palace and other royal houses[edit]

Part 3: 10 views of The Hague[edit]

Part 4: 17 views of Amsterdam[edit]