Original old copper engraved map of Lorraine in North-East France by N. Visscher. Covering the area around Metz, Nancy and Sarrebruck with Luxembourg in the North and Mulhouse in Southeast. With a decorative figurative and allegoric cartouche. From "Germania Inferior".
Centrefold split backed, otherwise fine.
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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Old coloured map of the Lorraine. Printed in Amsterdam by N. Visscher circa 1680.
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