Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
The Amsterdam Haggadah
Amsterdam, Netherlands
1695
Printers: Asher Anschel ben Eliezer Hazan and Issachar Baer ben Avraham Eliezer
Financed by Moshe ben Yoseph Wiesel
Illustrator: Avram bar Ya’aqov
Letterpress and copper engraving on paper
H: 31; W: 29.5 cm
The Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva
Accession number: HF 0444 ; 181/028
 
 
The letters and illustrations of the Amsterdam Haggadah, made in the engraving technique, became very popular in European Jewish communities. Eighteenth-century scribes boasted of using the very same script, which came to be known as “Amsterdam letters.”

Publications:
Shachar, Isaiah, Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1981
Peled-Carmeli, Haviva, Illustrated Haggadot of the Eighteenth Century, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1983, English

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir