Auction 125, Lot 530

"Marchionatus Sacri Romani Imperii", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Belgium, Antwerp

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.7 x 18 inches
55.1 x 45.7 cm

This is a superb map of the Marquisate of Antwerp with the city fortification delineated and the surrounding countryside and suburbs pictorially shown. The central plan is inset with a regional map of Brabant and surrounded with three city views and ten building vignettes. Along the top is a view of the city from the river that is flanked by elevations of the Cathedral and the Senate House. Two smaller views of the city at bottom are flanked by elevations of the Stock Exchange and the Hanseatic League Warehouse. Six smaller vignettes at sides detail churches and city gates.

References: Campbell (MCC-46) #8, plt. IV.

Condition: B

Original color with some darkening of the green color. Paper is still sound and supple. There are some old paper repairs on verso mending short centerfold separations and a minor tear into the left border.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,800

Sold for: $900

Closed on 9/24/2008