Nobilissimi albis fluvii ostia (..) - Visscher (1698)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Paper separation lower middle fold; repaired. Vertical crease right of middle fold. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1698
  • Overall size: 60.2 x 47.5 cm
  • Image size: 52.3 x 37.1 cm

692,50 €

Description: Antique print, titled: 'Nobilissimi albis fluvii ostia nec non hamburgense et alia territoria adjacentia.' - Map of the Elbe river, Germany. Inset view of the city of Hamburg. Published by Pieter Schenk c. 1698.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Nicolaes Visscher' after 'Pieter Schenk'. The Visscher family were art and map dealers in Amsterdam during the 17th century. Funded by C. J. Visscher (1587-1652), the business was continued by his son and grandson both named Nicolas. Nicolas Visscher I was born 1618 in Wenns, Austria. He died 1679 in Linz. After the death of Nicolas II, his widow passed the business to Pieter Schenk. Pieter Schenk / Petrus Schenck ( 1660-1718/19) was born in Germany, but settled in Amsterdam where he first became a pupil of Gerard Valck, the engraver. In 1687 he married Valck's sister and thereafter the Schenk and Valck families were active over a long period with a wide range of interests as print sellers, publishers of books, maps, topographical and architectural drawings and globes. Although they produced some original maps, most of their atlases consisted of printings from revised and re-worked plates originally by Jansson, the Visschers, the Sansons and others. Peter Schenk the Younger (1693-1775) was a Dutch engraver and map publisher active in Amsterdam and Leipzig.