Title : Comitatus Namurci Emendata Delineatio Nuperrime in lucem
Map maker : Visscher, Nicolas
Published : Amsterdam, circa 1690
Size : 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
Colouring : Original fine hand colors
Description : Handsome map of the southeast part of Belgium fully engraved to show mountains, forests, villages and fortifications. Namur is at the center of the map. Also locates and names the fortified cities of Huy, Ghiney, Dinant, Bouignes, Fontaine, Charleroy and Giblou. Two striking cartouches, one flanked by cherubs with weapons and a military theme, the other with a coat of arms showing a lion and another cherub. Compass rose and two distance scales.
It comes with a big register of all locations on the map on its backside.
Condition : Very good condition. Dark impression with strong original color and good margins. Please see photos.
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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