Map of Scandinavia by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) includes the Baltic and part of Russia. The title cartouche with an armorer's forge and Swedish coat of arms probably alludes to Sweden's power in the late seventeenth century. 52 x 62cm
Map of the Kingdom of Scotland by Nicolaes Visscher (1649-1702). Cherubs, unicorn, lion and the Scottish coat of arms decorate the title cartouche and scale. Scale given in Scottish, German and French mileage. Amsterdam. 52 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.
One of three maps by Nicolaes Visscher (1649-1702) collectively showing the entire length of the Danube. This map covers the middle part of the river from Linz through Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, to just east of Belgrade. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
One of three maps by Nicolaes Visscher (1649-1702) collectively showing the entire length of the Danube. This map depicts the lower Danube from Belgrade to its mouth in the Black Sea. Amsterdam. 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.
Map of the Peloponnese in southern Greece by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701). Written next to many cities on the map (Athens, Corinth) are the dates they were recovered by the Venetians from Ottoman control. Latest date found on map is 1687. Title cartouche depicts the Venetian lion towering over Turkish soldiers. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
This map was engraved by Frederick de Wit (1630-1706), one of the most prominent and successful publishers in Amsterdam. The Holy Land extends from Sidon and Damascus to the Wilderness of Pharan in the Sinai. The decoration in the map relates to the Old Testament. At the bottom of the map is a depiction of an encampment of the Israelites during Exodus. The Twelve Tribes are around the perimeter and in the center the Tabernacle is illustrated with the Levites in attendance. Moses is at the left holding his staff and his brother Aaron is opposite. The caption in the sea refers to Lebanese cedars being sent by King Hiram of Tyre to King Solomon. The theme of the richness of the Promised Land is emphasized with the beautiful garland supported by the angels across the top, containing fruit, grapes and flowers. North oriented to the right. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
This double hemisphere map by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) is accompanied by two small hemispheres based on the North and South Poles. The South Pole only includes the southernmost tip of South America. The North Pole shows parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. Four scenes surround the map and symbolize the four elements: fire, air, earth and water. In the upper left scene fire is symbolized with a scene of war and destruction and by Cerberus, the three-headed dog who guarded the gate to Hades. The upper right scene is of air with Olympus and the zodiac. The bottom left depicts earth with a pastoral scene symbolizing peace. Ships, a sea monster (whale), Neptune with his wife Amphitrite and their sons, the Tritons, all represent water in the lower right scene. "M King" 1811" written on upper right. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
Map of Europe by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) includes western Russia and Iceland. The title cartouche on left supported by putti. Other embellishments show the abduction of Europa by Zeus, a sea monster and ships on the oceans. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
Map of the British Isles by Theodore Danckerts (1663-1727) also includes part of the European coast. The decorative title cartouche is in the upper right corner with putti supporting the shields of Scotland, Ireland and England; the mileage scale is given in the lower left corner. 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.
Map of Portugal and Algarve by Johannes de Ram (1648-1693). The title cartouche in the upper left depicts cherubs holding the Portuguese coat of arms; a note within the cartouche explains that the longitudinal lines on the map are based from the prime meridian that runs through Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The scale cartouche in the lower right features Neptune with a trident and two cherubs holding the coat of arms of Algarve, then a semi-autonomous region of Portugal. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
Map of France by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) includes Belgium and Luxembourg and parts of Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and England. Title cartouche depicts a Roman soldier and other allegorical figures. 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.
This map by Theodore Danckerts (1663-1727) details the bishoprics of Liege, Cologne and Trier and the duchies of Berg and Julich. Map covers the area surrounding the Meuse, Rhine and Moselle rivers and includes parts of modern day Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France. Decorative title cartouche with putti holding the shields of the regions. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
Very elaborate map of the Seventeen Provinces of the Low Countries by Gerrit Van Schagen (1642-1690). North oriented to the right. Figures in title cartouche in upper right include Athena and Pheme. Elaborate explanatory key at upper left. Dangling from the key cartouche is the family crest of Johan Munter, a Dutch East India Company director and burgomaster of Amsterdam. His importance in Amsterdam is evident in the text below the key. 52 x 62cm.
Ornate map of Savoy in the French alps by Joan Blaeu (1596-1673). Map is richly detailed with pictorial relief of mountains and watersheds. Putti hold the coat of arms of the dukes of Savoy above the title cartouche in the lower left corner. Other family crests from the regional duchies and baronies ring the map. First published by Blaeu's heirs after his death in his town book of Savoy and Piedmont (Theatrum Sabaudiae). Map was designed by Giovanni Tommaso Borgonio (1620-1683) and engraved by Johannes de Broen (1649-1730). Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.