River landscape with several rowing and sailing boats, and one ferry transporting a carriage and horses.
Etching on hand laid paper, made by Wenceslaus Hollar after Jan Peeters. Published in Antwerp by Cornelis Galle, c. 1650. Sheet size 226 x 160 mm., platemark 223 x 151 mm.
Wenceslaus Hollar (Prague 1607 – 1677 London) was a prolific and well-known Bohemian printmaker, who spent much of his life in England. He is known to German speakers as Wenzel Hollar; and to Czech speakers as Václav Hollar. He is particularly remembered for his engravings and etchings. Jan Peeters I (1624-1678) was a Flemish Baroque painter and draughtsperson.
A very good copy of this rare print. A faint gray stain in the lower right margin corner (possibly a result of printing).
References: New Hollstein German iv.192: 1167 (iii/3); Pennington 141: 863 (ii/2).