La Castille Propre ou Vieille, et la Nouvelle; avec l’Estremadure Castillane Dressé sur les Memoires de Rodrigo Mendes Silva, et Autres

Late 17th century Visscher Castille with Madrid town grid.

Cartographer(s): Nicolas Visscher
Date: ca. 1690
Place: Amsterdam
Dimensions: 4.7 x 55.5 cm (17.75 x 21.75 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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SKU: NL-00125 Category:

Description

Brightly colored map of the heart of Spain with Madrid at center, providing detailed information on topography, major cities, fortifications and university towns, as well as hundreds of tiny villages and roads.

Cartographer(s):

Nicolas Visscher

Nicolaes Visscher I (25 January 1618, Amsterdam – buried 11 September 1679, Amsterdam) was a Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher. He was the son of Claes Janszoon Visscher. His son, Nicolaes Visscher II (1649–1702), also worked with him and continued the family tradition of mapmaking after his death. Visscher died in Amsterdam in 1679 and was buried in the Nieuwezijds Kapel on 11 September of that year, though a death year of 1709 is maintained by some sources.

Condition Description

Small piece at upper right corner torn off but well away from map image.

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