Copper engraved map of the area of Rheinland-Pfalz from N. Visscher. Surrounded with cityviews of Metz and Frankfurt and costumes. With two small cartouches. Showing the area between Zweibrucken, Baden, Heilbronn und Frankfurt. First issued in 1621. Rare separate issued sheet without the text on verso.
Lower part cut up to the frame of the map, right images half apart, there backed with paper. Even with the losses a decorative map, worth in good conditions around 2500,- Euro.
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: Palatinatus Rheni Nova, et Accurata Description. A. 1630.
Antique map of Rheinland-Pfalz. Printed in Amsterdam by Visscher circa 1640.
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