Map of central Italy by Frederick de Wit (1630-1706) showing the grand duchy of Tuscany and the papal states. Title cartouche is decorated with the ball-motif shield of the Medici family; the papal states are represented by the Keys of St. Peter on a shield. Detail on the map includes a road that extends from Rimina on the Gulf of Venetia to Piacenza in the northeast. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
Map of central Europe by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701). Map extends from France in the west to Poland in the east and from Croatia and Italy in the south to the Netherlands in the north. The Hapsburg eagle holds the title banner in the upper left cartouche. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
Map of Belgium by Nicolaes Visscher (1649-1702) with Luxembourg and parts of France, the Netherlands and Germany. Title cartouche in upper right corner shows resting warriors and cherubs. A harvest scene surrounds the scale in the lower left corner. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
Map of Asia by Gerrit Van Schagen (1642-1690) showing the north coast of Australia and part of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Title cartouche on lower left shows Tritons, sea nymphs and Nereids. On upper left costumed natives are shown with a palm tree, monkey and beaver. 52 x 62cm.
Map by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) covers the Danube River from Germany to the Black Sea. Depicts all of the Balkans, Hungary, Romania and parts of Austria, Italy and Germany. The map was apparently printed at the height of the Ottoman wars against the European powers in the late seventeenth century. A table in the lower left depicts the names of cities in the Hungarian kingdom that were lost to the Ottomans and when they were recovered to date. The latest date on the table is 1687. However, according to the table, the recapture of Buda (Budapest) took place in 1686 but an examination of Buda on the map reveals a date of 1688. Other known examples of this map include the recovery of Belgrade (Belgrado) in 1688 in the table although this version of the map does not. It is possible this map was printed immediately before the Siege of Belgrade in 1688 or after 1690 when the city was reclaimed by the Turks (and the subsequent reference to Belgrado in the table may have been expunged). Title cartouche depicts a Christian saint and the Hapsburg eagle. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
In this map by Gerrit van Schagen (1642-1690) California is a large island, there is one Great Lake (Lac contenant), a large open lake in place of the western Great Lakes, and the conjectural Northwest Passage, with the Straits of Anian. The elaborate title cartouche at the bottom left contains scenes of native Americans hunting, panning for gold and a chief standing beneath an umbrella. Also, the map shows other small illustrations: a war being waged by Indians in South America and a figure lying in a hammock. There is a large vignette at the top left of Neptune and his sons, the Tritons. 51 x 62cm.
Decorative map of Ireland by Nicolaes Visscher (1649-1702). Impressive title cartouche with Pan and the Gaelic harp. Highly decorative scale of miles references William III, king of England, Scotland and Ireland 1689-1702. Visscher created this map shortly after William Petty's exhaustive survey of Ireland (the Down Survey) was published. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
A very informative map of the road network with England and Wales. This map was cooperatively published by Nicholas Visscher (1649-1702), a cartographer from Amsterdam, and John Overton (1640-1708), a publisher from London. The imprint of Visscher and Overton tells the reader that the map may be bought in both Amsterdam and London. The maps title is enclosed in a decorative cartouche on the upper right. At the top of the title is the royal coat of arms supported by a lion and a unicorn and at the bottom is the shield of England. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
A map of Turkish possessions including Egypt and Greece by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) shows the Arabian peninsula in the center. A decorative cartouche adorned with several costumed figures, a pyramid, and lions. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.