Title: Carte particuliere des mouvements faits, et des postes occupez par les armees des aliez commandées par le roy de la Grande Bretagne, et celles de France commandées par Le Marechal de Villeroy pendant le siege De Namur
Published : Amsterdam 1695 by N. Visscher
Size : circa 22 1/2 x 17 inches.
Coloring : original fine handcoloring
This beautiful handcolored Antique Map shows the wider area of the city of Namur with parts of the provinces of Brabant, Namur, Brussels and Hainaut . It specifically shows the victory over the French army on August 19, 1695, under the command of the Duke of Villeroy and Marshall Boufflers. To this the positions indicated by the forces of the Allies and the French. Bottom right an allegorical cartouche where lions dislodge the French cockerels . Right a cartouche with an explanation of the symbols used.
The direct translation of the map title is: "Map particular facts movements and positions of caring by the armed Aliez commissioned by the King of Great Britain, and those of France commissioned by Le Marechal de Villeroy during the siege Namur"
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.
Engraving is Absolutely Guaranteed authentic original map.
Condition: Good unfolded map, with almost no browning and light staining (see pictures)
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