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VISSCHER, N - Leodiensis Episcopatus Pars Septentrionalis, Comprehendens Comitatum Lossensem et Hornanum
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Leodiensis Episcopatus Pars Septentrionalis, Comprehendens Comitatum Lossensem et Hornanum - VISSCHER, N
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Title : Leodiensis Episcopatus Pars Septentrionalis, Comprehendens Comitatum Lossensem et Hornanum.
Map maker : VISSCHER, N.
Date : Amsterdam, c. 1680.
Size : 20.2 x 24.5 inches. / 51.4 x 62.2 cm.
Colouring : Original color
Description :Beautiful map of the Limburg region of Southeastern Netherlands and northern Belgium by Nicolas Visscher. Shows the cities of Maastricht, Hasselt (northern Belgium), Brey and Roermond are depicted along with the forests, rivers and mountains of the region.
Vibrant, 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 : Excellent condition. Some very minor discoloration in the bottom margin, the number "62" is written at the top right margin.
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