Very decorative map of the Holy Land by Nicolas Visscher. Below biblical scenes and the title cartouche, in the Mediterranean sailing ships with the itinerary of the Apostle Paul. From the Dutch Ravesteyn Bible of 1654.
Somewhat browned, right margin stained and backed. Very 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: Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door wandelt van onsen Salichmaecker Iesu Christo, neffens syne Apostelen..
Antique map of the Holy Land. Printed in Amsterdam by Paulus Aertsz van Ravesteyn in 1654.
Holy Land - Visscher, Nicolas - Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door wandelt van...