Print with titles in Dutch and Latin:
Intredinge tot Constantinopelen van den Heer Graaf Colyer, Ambassadeur van de Heere Staaten der Vereenigde Nederlanden, by de Ottomannische Porte. Op den 11 October 1718
Arrival in Constantinople of the Lord Count Colyer , Ambassador of the United Netherlands, by the Tunisian Ottomann door, on the 11th October 1718
At bottom of image: Ad: V. Laan Inv:
At bottom of titles: Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: Cum Priv:
Copper engraving. Based on totality of engravings offered for sale, it looks to be original drawing by Adolf van der Laan (1685?-1755), engraved by Leon Schenk, printed by Peter Schenk the Younger, Amsterdam, around 1730.
Based on border - bottom left print extracted from book?Condition: very nice, slight age browning. Writing on back.
Peter Schenk the Younger (born 15 February 1693 in Amsterdam; died: 14 January 1775) was a Dutch engraver and map publisher active in Leipzig.
He was the son of the engraver and map publisher Peter Schenk the Elder who owned a shop in Liepzig and travelled regularly between there and Amsterdam in the 17th century. In 1715 Peter the Younger traveled to Liepzig in order to sell some paintings by Jan van Huchtenburgh and Jan and Willem van Mieris.
(Count Jacob Colyer (1657-1725) was the Dutch ambassador to Turkey from 1688 to 1725)
Over the centuries the history of Serbia and the Netherlands interlink more than once. Jacob Colyer is one of the historical figures who meant a great deal for both countries. His importance stems from his skill in brokering peace - as a neutral intermediary - between the powers gathered in the so-called Holy League (the Habsburg Monarchy, Poland, Venice and Russia) and the Ottoman Empire in 1699 gaining appreciation and gratitude from both sides. The peace was signed in Sremski Karlovci, in English known as Karlowitz. The Kapela Mira, erected on the spot where the Treaty of Karlovic was negotiated, attests to the importance of the event. After war resumed again in the early 18th century, Colyer was asked to return to Serbia for a second time in 1718 to broker yet another peace. This second treaty is known as the peace of Požarevac or Passarowitz in English.
Laurent Stokvis The Netherlands Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia
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