17th Century Antique map of Alsace, Breisgau and Baden with the Rhine River - Germany, Switzerland & France - by Visscher N. II (1680)17th Century Antique map of Alsace, Breisgau and Baden with the Rhine River - Germany, Switzerland & France - by Visscher N. II (1680)17th Century Antique map of Alsace, Breisgau and Baden with the Rhine River - Germany, Switzerland & France - by Visscher N. II (1680)17th Century Antique map of Alsace, Breisgau and Baden with the Rhine River - Germany, Switzerland & France - by Visscher N. II (1680)17th Century Antique map of Alsace, Breisgau and Baden with the Rhine River - Germany, Switzerland & France - by Visscher N. II (1680)17th Century Antique map of Alsace, Breisgau and Baden with the Rhine River - Germany, Switzerland & France - by Visscher N. II (1680)17th Century Antique map of Alsace, Breisgau and Baden with the Rhine River - Germany, Switzerland & France - by Visscher N. II (1680)17th Century Antique map of Alsace, Breisgau and Baden with the Rhine River - Germany, Switzerland & France - by Visscher N. II (1680)17th Century Antique map of Alsace, Breisgau and Baden with the Rhine River - Germany, Switzerland & France - by Visscher N. II (1680)

Title : Totius Alsatiae Novissima Tabula : qua simul Sundgovia, Brisigavia, Ortenavia, maxima pars Marchionatus Badensis, nec non aliae insertae et adiacentes Regiones exactissimé ostenduntur...

Map maker : Visscher, Nicolas

Published : Amsterdam, circa 1680

Size : circa 22 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches.

Colouring : Original fine hand colored

Description : This decorative map of the Regions of Alsace, Breisgau and Baden (plus Sundgau, Ortenau and Durlach) is a real beauty. Its is a detailed map of the Region where Germany, Switzerland and France border each other. It includes cities like Basel, Freiburg, Philippsburg and Strassburg. It shows the Rhine River as well. It would look even more stunning after being matted and framed in a simple frame.

Condition : Very Good condition. Strong colors. Very few tiny Wormholes. Please see pictures.

Map Maker Family:

The Visscher family were prominent Dutch map publishers for nearly a century. The Visscher cartographic story beings with Claes Jansz Visscher ( 1587 - 1652 ) who established the firm in Amsterdam near the offices of Pieter van den Keer and Jadocus Hondius. Many hypothesize that Visscher may have been one of Hondius's pupils and, under examination, this seems logical. The first Visscher maps appear around 1620 and include numerous individual maps as well as an atlas compiled of maps by various cartographers including Visscher himself. Upon the death of Claes, the firm fell into the hands of his son Nicholas Visscher I, and would, in turn, eventually be passed on to his son, Nicholas Visscher II. Most of the maps bearing the Visscher imprint were produced by these two men. Many Visscher maps also bear the imprint Piscator (a Latinized version of Visscher) and often feature the image of an elderly fisherman. Upon the death of Nicholas Visscher II, the business was carried on by the widowed Elizabeth Visscher until it was eventually sold to Peter Schenk ORIGINAL ANTIQUE COPPER PLATE ENGRAVING With fine hand coloring.

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Item ID: f360

17th Century Antique map of Alsace, Breisgau and Baden with the Rhine River - Germany, Switzerland & France - by Visscher N. II (1680)

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