„Die vornehmsten Plätze und Gebäude, die in Danzig zu sehen sind“. Aegidius Dickmans Ansichten von Danzig 1617
The paper discusses a set of etchings depicting different buildings
in Gdansk (Danzig) and different parts of the city, first published
in 1617. The artist was the little known Ægidius Dickman, active in
Gdánsk and probably also in the Netherlands in the first quarter of
the 17th century. In the same year that these etchings were published,
Dickman also finished a large birds-eye view of Gdánsk. The set
of town views and the panorama were both republished by Claes
Janszoon Visscher in 1625.
The author of the article discusses the relationship between
Dickman and Visscher and their collaboration on this project, as
well as their wider artistic relationship. Dickman seems to have been
trained in the Netherlands, the etchings proving his familiarity with
Visscher´s topographical prints.