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Auction 176, Lot 425

"Superioris Alsatiae nec non Brisigaviae et Suntgaviae Geographica Tabula, in qua Subjacentia Territoria Distincte Ostenduntur", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Western Europe, Rhine River

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 18.2 inches
56.6 x 46.2 cm
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This handsome map covers the Alsace region and the Rhine River valley, extending to show parts of Switzerland and Germany. The map includes the fortified cities of Colmar, Freiburg, Breisach, Basel, and Schaffhausen. It is decorated with a fine figural cartouche featuring a soldier, river gods, putti, and a vineyard.


Condition: A

A dark impression in contemporary color with minor soiling mostly in the margins. There are small edge tears and chips in the blank margins, a few of which have been backed in old paper.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/12/2020