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Lot nr:939
Book nr:35949
Author:VISSCHER, Nicolaes
Title:Atlas Minor sive Geographia compendiosa qua Orbis Terrarium per paucas attamen novissimas tabulas ostentditur
Town:Amstel?dami
Publisher:ex off. Nicolai Visscher
Year:s.d. (ca. 1708)
Description:Atlas in-folio (53,5 x 35 cm), allegorical title page (Gerard de Lairesse) hand coloured, world map (Allard), 85 maps of Europe, 7 maps of Asia, 1 map of Africa and 9 maps of America. Margin of map 22 (Pomeraniae) and map 56 (Limburg) repaired. All maps contemporary hand-coloured, with beautiful cartouches.
Together: engraved title page and 103 double-page or folding maps. Some maps have an index on the back.
Beautiful calf binding with gilt armorial supra libros P.P.P. (Pugno Pro Patria) of the Admirality of Rotterdam, (somewhat rubbed), skillfully repaired, green silk ties
Note:Cf. Koeman, Atlantes neerlandici, III, Vis 23.
About the world map : Shirley 578: "The traditional decorative border of many seventeenth-century world maps has disappeared, and Allard's twin central hemispheres are surrounded by eight smaller projections depicting the world from various angles, and four smaller circular diagrams. The dark cross-hatched background provides a striking contrast, and similar maps were to be produced in the early eighteenth century by Schenk, Z?rner, Homann and Seutter."
With 18 maps of the Low Countries.
The maps of America are: Recentissima Novi Orbis sive Americ? septentrionalis et meridionalis ; L'Amerique Septentrionale (De l'Isle -Pierre Schenk 1708) ; Carte Nouvelle contenant la Partie d'Am?rique la plus Septentrionale ; Nova Tabula Geographica complectens Boreliorem Americ? partem ; Insul? American? in Oceano Septentrionali ; L'Am?rique M?ridionale (Schenk, 1708) ; Carte de la Terre Ferme du P?rou, du Br?sil et du Pays des Amazones (De l'Isle - Mortier) ; Nova et Accurata Brasili? (Johannes Blaeu) ; Carte du Paraguay et du Chili (De l'Isle - Mortier).

The Visscher family was one of the leading map-publishing dynasties of seventeenth century Amsterdam founded by Claes Jansz. Visscher (1587-1652), and continued by his son Nicolaes (I) (1618-1677) then his grandson Nicolaes II (1649-1702), to his widow Elizabeth (d.1726)
Price:€20000 - €25000
Sellingprice:€50000
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