Beschryving der nieuwlijks uitgevonden en geoctrojeerde Slang-brand-spuiten

A House in the Herengracht, burned in the night of 25th-26th April, 1683

Illustrated by Jan van der Heyden (Dutch, 1637–1712), Attributed to Romeyn de Hooghe (Dutch, 1645–1708), Printer Jan Rieuwertsz (Dutch, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish (van der Heyden), 1-19


Overall: 44.8 x 27.6 x 3 cm (17 5/8 x 10 7/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 19 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Jan Rieuwertsz., 1690) Folio; 29 leaves, plus 19 plates (some double); contemporary vellum, beige cloth box.

Scenes of firefighting equipment and housefires in Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Jan Rieuwertsz., 1690


E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, from whom purchased by MFA, June 11, 1969.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund