The enormous round panorama showcasing the Battle of Waterloo, fought on June 18, 1815, was painted shortly after the event and exhibited in a wooden round pavilion, set on the Leidseplein, a square in Amsterdam, across from Hollandsche Schouwburg. The visitors could enter the pavilion between 1816 and 1818 and admire the realistically executed artwork, pained by Jan Kamphuysen, (1771-1829), Cornelis de Kruijf (1774-1828), Carel Lodewijk Hansen (1765-1840) and Louis Moritz (1773-1850), representing the moment, when Prince of Orange, the future King Willem II of the Netherlands, was wounded in the shoulder during the battle. After the exhibition in Amsterdam, the panorama traveled to Hague, Aachen and Brussels.
Our pamphlet, explaining in details the battle and the painting, could be purchased by the spectators of the round panorama. The attached engraved image, that is a smaller reproduction of the exhibited work, offered additional information and at the same time became a souvenir to the buyers of the pamphlet.
Evert Maaskamp (1769-1834), who authored the introduction in the booklet, was a Dutch publisher and engraver, known for his decorative prints and also maps. He published the second edition of this pamphlet in French.
As the engraving from the pamphlet appears on the market more commonly, examples with original wrappers remain scarcer.
References: OCLC 29141510.