Title: Viennense Territorium Ob Res Bellicas Inter Christianos Et Turcas Nuperrime Editum
Published : Amsterdam circa 1690
Size : 20.4 x 24.4 inches. / 52.0 x 62.0 cm.
Coloring : Colored
Description: This map of Vienna and its vicinity illustrates the region during the Ottoman-Habsburg wars. In 1683, after the Ottoman Empire had besieged the city for two months, the great Battle of Vienna was fought in the hills west of the city. The battle is notable for including the largest cavalry charge in history by the famous Winged Hussars of Poland . It marked the turning point in the Ottoman-Habsburg wars and began the Habsburg Empire's dominance over Central Europe. The map is a splendid example of fine engraving with the hills, farms and forests presented with nearly 3-D effect.
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: Very Good unfolded map, with no browning on the edges (see picture)
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