"Galliae seu Franciae Tabula", Visscher, Nicolas
Period: 1680 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22 x 18.3 inches
55.9 x 46.5 cm
A strongly engraved map of France that extends to a portion of Italy and Switzerland with a bit of England and Wales at the top of the map. It is filled with detail of towns, roads and topography, and a trio of ships sail in the northern waters. A spectacular cartouche is surrounded by a female allegory of France, Mercury and Neptune. The royal crest of France is supported by charming putti at the upper right. A very engaging map.
Velvety impression on a sheet with a repair on the verso of the lower centerfold. Lower margin with light stain that just enters the map.