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VISSCHER, N - Tabula Frisia, Groninga, et Territorii Emdensis nec non circumjacentium Regionum, puta Transisalaniae, Benthemiae, Westphalae et Oldenburgi

VISSCHER, N - Tabula Frisia, Groninga, et Territorii Emdensis nec non circumjacentium Regionum, puta Transisalaniae, Benthemiae, Westphalae et Oldenburgi
Tabula Frisia, Groninga, et Territorii Emdensis nec non circumjacentium Regionum, puta Transisalaniae, Benthemiae, Westphalae et Oldenburgi - VISSCHER, N
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Title : Tabula Frisia, Groninga, et Territorii Emdensis nec non circumjacentium Regionum, puta Transisalaniae, Benthemiae, Westphalae et Oldenburgi.
Map maker : VISSCHER, N.
Date : Amsterdam, c. 1680.
Size : 21.0 x 25.0 inches. / 53.3 x 63.5 cm.
Colouring : Original color

Description :Map of the Friesland and Groningen provinces of northern Holland, including the capital cities of Leeuwarden and Groningen. A beautifully rendered and colored title cartouche is at the upper left, and an allegorical scene is at the lower right. A compass rose is depicted in the North Sea area of the map along with naval and trade ships. Beautiful, striking, original color.
The family of Visscher was one of the most distinguished of all seventeenth century cartographical firms, and major figures in the era now considered the Golden Age of Dutch mapmaking.
In the late 1600's, a period of great geographical discovery, Amsterdam was the international center of cartography.
A number of venerable firms, including those established by Blaeu, Jansson, and Hondius competed for the ever-expanding market for maps and atlases. Despite the intense competition, with maps such as these Nicolas Visscher set standards for exceptional quality that few other firms were able to equal. Boasting advanced geographical information, fine engraving and coloring, and striking decoration, Visscher's maps are fundamental illustrations of the reasons for Dutch supremacy in mapmaking during the 17th century.
Condition : Minor foxing and discoloration at bottom margin.
Crease, measuring 3.5, near top center paper margin.


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