Original antique copper engraving. Uncoloured
“ SCHREYERS TOORN.”
Title in Dutch & French in the top of the engraving.
From: Historische Beschryving der Stad Amsterdam by Ollefert Dapper.
Published Anno 1663 by Jac. Meurs , bookseller in the Nieuwstraat in Amsterdam.
Format engraving 17 x 28 cm. (6,7 x 11 inches.)
The so called Crying Towe , the untrue story that the wives from the sailors walked till this tower, to see their men sailing out to the East or West. Built as an old defense tower on the corner of the city wall in 1480 for the Middle age city, It was standing in water and higher than nowadays, because most of the buildings are under the ground by rising the city level over ages. In the Tower is an old memory stone from 1569 with a crying woman.