Attractive map of Asia by Nicolas Visscher. Showing several animal in Africa and sailing ships. On top left the Royal Coat of Arms of Holland.
Some overall browning, foxing in left margin backed, upper part backed with old paper, small old owners signature in lower margin, some geographical names underlined. Small hole in the area of Tartaria. Otherwise good condition.
The Visscher family were art and map dealers in Amsterdam during the 17th century. Funded by C. J. Visscher (1587-1652), the business was continued by his son and grandson both named Nicolas. Nicolas Visscher I was born 1618 in Wenns, Austria. He died 1679 in Linz. After the death of Nicolas II, his widow passed the business to Pieter Schenk.
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Nicolas Visscher: Asiae Nova Delineatio Auctore N. Visscher..
Old coloured map of the Asian continent. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1680.
Asian Continent - Visscher, Nicolas - Asiae Nova Delineatio Auctore N. Visscher.