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Europa delineatra et recens edita per Nicolaum Visscher

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Visscher, Nicholas
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1680?
Materials: ink; laid paper; color wash
Measurements: 22 in x 26 1/4 in
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

A hand-colored folio map of Europe with parts of Iceland, Greenland, northern Africa, and Asia. In the lower right hand corner of the map is a cartouche with a dedication to Simoni Van Hoorn of Amsterdam and his coat of arms. The Visscher family were prolific map publishers in the 17th century. These atlases were widely distributed and produced cheaply in many editions, which varied in size according to the customers' wishes.