Rare antique map of Luxembourg by Petrus Kaerius. This is the edition with the signature of C. J. Visscher, dated 1625. In the east the Moselle from Metz to Trier, in the west the Meuse with Namur and Charleville-Mézières. To the lower left a city view of Luxembourg (Luxenburgum). Top left a title cartouche, to the lower right a mileage scale.
Small tears near centrefold and in the margins backed. Old crease smoothed. Very good condition.
Pieter van den Keere, also Petrus Kaerius, was born in Ghent in 1571. At a young age he moved together with his family to London and was trained as an engraver by Jodocus Hondius. Like Hondius, he settled back to Amsterdam in 1593. He produced numerous copper engravings, besides those for Blaeu also for the Atlas Minor by J. Hondius. He published his own atlas of the Netherlands, Germania Inferior in 1617. In 1623 Claes Janszoon Visscher bought the copper plates of the atlas of the Netherlands and replaced Kaerius' name with his own.
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Coloured map of Luxembourg. Printed in Amsterdam by C. J. Visscher in 1625.
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