"Marchionatus Sacri Romani Imperii", Visscher, Claes Janszoon
Subject: Antwerpen, Belgium
Period: 1650 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.1 x 18.3 inches
56.1 x 46.5 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.
Attractive original color that has been lightly refreshed. There is light soiling and an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1" into map at bottom. Narrow left margin, as issued.