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.
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.
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.
This map was engraved by Johannes L'Huilier and corrected by Frederick de Wit (1630-1706). The map encompasses the regions from India to Southern China, Taiwan, the Philippines, the East Indies and Indonesia with parts of northwest Australia identified as Hollandia Nova. Many islands with their ports are shown. The title cartouche at the top right is surrounded by turbaned warriors and native figures. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.