Amsterdam Haggadah from 1695

In 1695 there appeared in Amsterdam an edition of the Haggadah which followed closely the example of the then accepted Venetian prototype (illustrated). The technique of copper engraving made possible illustrations that were much more refined and detailed . The artist was Abraham ben Jacob, a convert to Judaism.

Another interesting feature of this Haggadah is that the first map of the Land of Israel in a Jewish publication was added on a folding page at the end of the book. The Amsterdam Haggadah gained great popularity among the Jewish communities of southern Europe and was widely imitated. As a result, it had an enduring influence on the Haggadot produced in the Ashkenazi world.

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