Beautiful coloured antique world map in double hemisphere with two inset astronomical diagrams. From the Elzevier Dutch bible printed in 1663. Surrounded with allegorical representation of the continents. Visschers second bible world map.
Large tear in the middle right of the centrefold backed. A tear on the left into picture backed. Several tears at the folds in the margins backed. Overall good conditions with attractive colouring.
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: Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita per N. Visscher.
Coloured map of the world. Printed in Amsterdam by Visscher in 1663.
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