Claes Jansz Visscher (1587-1652)
For nearly a century the members of the Visscher family were important art dealers and map publishers in Amsterdam. The founder of the business, C. J. Visscher, had premises near to those of Pieter van den Keere and Jodocus Hondius whose pupil he may have been.
From about 1620 he designed a number of individual maps, including one of the British Isles, but his first atlas consisted of maps printed from plates bought from van den Keere and issued as they stood with some additions of his own, including historical scenes of battles and sieges for which he had a high reputation. Some maps bear the latinized form of the family name: Piscator.
After Visscher's death his son and grandson, both of the same name, issued a considerable number of atlases, constantly revised and brought up to date but most of them lacking an index and with varying contents. The widow of Nicholaes Visscher II carried on the business until it finally passed into the hands of Pieter Schenk.
Claes Jansz Visscher (1)
- Title : Leodiensis Episcopatus...Nicolaum Visscher
- Ref #: 60013
- Size: 25in x 21in (635mm x 535mm)
- Date : 1670
- Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
This large beautifully hand coloured original antique map of Liege Region of Belgium - centering on the Meusa River and the cities of Liege, Maastricht, Namur & Tienen was published by Nicholas Visscher in 1670. (M&B; Tooley)
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Red, yellow, green, blue
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 25in x 21in (635mm x 535mm)
Plate size: - 22 1/2in x 18 1/2in (570mm x 470mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None