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 World Maps 

VISSCHER, Claes Janszoon. [A world map with portraits of the Twelve Cæsars]
Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula. Amsterdam, 1652. Original colour. 445 x 560mm. Restoration to margin and centre fold.
This magnificent planisphere manages to include 30 separate illustrations in its panels. Along the top and bottom are equestrian portraits of the Twelve Cæsars of Tacitus. The four corners feature female allegorical figures of the Continents, with Europe as a shepherdess, Asia seated on a camel, Africa on a crocodile and America on an armadillo! The left border has prospects of Rome, Amsterdam, Jerusalem and Tunis, interspersed with illustrations of European, Asian and African dress. The right border is given over completely to America: the prospects of Mexico City, Havana, Pernambuco and Todos os Santos Bay are separated by vignettes of North American natives, South Americans and the giants of the Magellan Strait. Originally published in 1639, most of the cartography has been copied from Blaeu, although Arctic America has been extended, as has the St Lawrence River. This state has the date 1652, the year of Visscher's death, added. SHIRLEY: 350.
[Ref: 17720]    £20,000.00 ($25,940 • €23,220 rates)

 Eastern Europe 

VISSCHER, Claes Janszoon. [An uncommon 17th century map of Hungary in fine original colour]
Nova et Recens Emendata Totius Regni Ungariae una cum Adiacentibus et Finitimus Regionibus delineatio [C.J.] Visscher. Amsterdam: Henricus Hondius, 1633. Original colour. 355 x 530mm. Very fine condition, wide margins.
A lovely example of this scarce map of Hungary, engraved by Jan van Doeticum Jnr for Visscher in 1624, but this example published by Hondius in the first full edition of his atlas to contain this map (although it previously appeared in an Appendix of 1630]. It focuses on the conflicts between the Holy Roman and Ottoman empires foe control of the country: the larger towns are marked with crosses or crescents depending on which side had control of them.
[Ref: 14527]    £950.00 ($1,232 • €1,103 rates)

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