VISSCHER’S CLASSIC WORLD MAP WITH EQUESTRIAN FIGURES

 

$22,000

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AUTHOR:

VISSCHER, CLAES JANSZOON

TITLE:

Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula Autore. N. I. Piscator

CONDITION:

17-3/4” x 22-1/8”. Original outline color. Excellent condition.

DATE:

1639/ 1652

DESCRIPTION:

For geographical accuracy, skill of engraving, and artistic embellishment, Claes Janszoon Visscher has received many accolades for his work during the “Golden Age of Cartography.” His Nova Totius Terrarum of 1652 is an outstanding example of Visscher’s talents. The up-to-date geographical delineations include discoveries around Hudson’s Bay and a revised St. Lawrence River showing its length extending all the way to the middle of America, where it is fed by a lake. The Straits of le Maire are also mapped, as is Tierra del Fuego, which has become a separate landmass.

Along the top and the bottom of the map are figurative borders that depict twelve Roman emperors on horseback and six panels of indigenous peoples and principle towns are printed along the sides: Jerusalem, Rome, Amsterdam, Havana and Mexico City are depicted. While the map follows the general geography of Blaeu and Jansson’s world maps, Visscher's map is rarer, larger and more decorative.

REFERENCES:

Shirley, The Mapping of The World, #350.

Inventory No. 8540

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