This beautiful map shows Upper Austria with all its important rivers, lakes and cities. Included is Salzburg, Passau, Linz and many more. The magnificent cartouches are decorated with little Putti. The maps of all Visschers engravings have a harmonious balance; in typical Baroque style they have pretty pictures around the maps showing natives and animals.
Title: Austriae Archiducatus pars superior in omnes ejusdem quadrantes ditiones accuratissime et distincte delineata
Published : Amsterdam by Visscher, Nicolaes, 1685
Size : 24 by 21 inches
Coloring : original antique hand colored
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.
Condition: Good unfolded map, with almost no browning and light staining (Please see Pictures)
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