1895 Print over 100 years old Utrecht Old Canals (also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.19.

Entitled – Utrecht. A typical view on one of the old canals : Clock Tower in the distance. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Utrecht. – A railway ride of fifty minutes from Amsterdam brings us to Utrecht, situated in a pleasing district of the Old Rhine.

The ramparts have beeen converted into handsome promenades, bounded on every side with flowing water.

The Rhine here divides into two branches.

There are two principal canals in Utrecht, and twenty-eight bridges.

The population numbers 85,300 souls.

To the east of the town, outside the walls, lies the famous Maliebaan, with its triple avenue of limes, half a mile long, and bordered with fine gardens.

The Maliebaan was spared by an express command of Louis XIV., at a time when absolutely no respect was paid by his armies to public or private property.

Besides the cathedral, there are eleven Protestant churches, civil and military courts, Government house, mint, prison, town-hall, and hospitals.

The cathedral tower was at one time 364ft. high, now it is but 338ft.

It was erected between 1321 and 1382.

There are forty-two bells in the chimes, the largest (St. Salvator) being cast in the 15th century, and weighing 8 and-a-half tons.

The view from the summit of the cathedal tower embraces all Holland, and part of Guelders and North Brabant.

There is at Utrecht a free University founded in 1636, with thirty-six professors and 600 students.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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