1670 VISSCHER, Nicolaes Brandenburg, Germany


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Claes Jansz. Visscher (1587-1652), Nicolaes Visscher I (1618-1679), Nicolaes Visscher II (1649-1702). The Visscher family were for nearly a century an important family in art and map publishing in Amsterdam. The founder, Claes, had premises near to those of Pieter van den Keere and Jodocus Hondius, whose pupil he may have been. From 1620 he designed a number of individual maps but his first atlas consisted maps printed from plates bought from Van den Keere and issued as they stood with slight additions including historical scenes of battles and sieges from which he had a high reputation. Some maps bear the latinised form of the family name, Piscator. After Claes’s death his son and grandson continued the business issuing a considerable amount of Atlases, constantly revised and brought up to date. The widow of Nicolaes Visscher II carried on the business until it finally passed into the hands of Pieter Schenk.

Dimensions 54.5 × 44 cm
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Electoratus Brandenburgi Mekelenburgi et maximae Partis Pomeraniae noviffima tabula Decorative and detailed map of Northern Germany showing the Brandenburg, Mekelenburg and Pomeranian areas and the coastline of the North Sea.



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Margins trimmed top and bottom into borders and tight on either side. Scuffing down central fold and damage to fold top and bottom. Further scuffing left and right where the map was previously folded into four. Laid down on paper of the period. Modern hand colouring.

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