Auction 162, Lot 503

"Totius Fluminis Rheni Novissima Descriptio", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Rhine River

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.3 x 18.4 inches
51.6 x 46.7 cm

Two maps one sheet, one above the other, charting the course of the Rhine River. Beginning on the top map, from its spring at the Bodensee in Switzerland, the river flows through the eastern part of Germany and transitions to the bottom map to show its course through western Germany, the Netherlands and into the North Sea. The upper map has a decorative title cartouche attended by a river god and two putti. The lower map is decorated with sea monsters and sailing ships.

References:

Condition: A

A crisp impression with full, original color and one tiny hole in the image that has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $300

Closed on 4/26/2017

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