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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.37
Object Name Map
Description Nicolaes Visscher II
Superioris Alsatiae...
Hand-colored engraving
Amsterdam, ca. 1690

Colored map by Nicolaes Visscher II: Southwest Germany and surrounding regions. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements or significant Christian sites marked with red castle/cathedral icon, i.e. "Freiburg" middle right of map. Mountain ranges, forests, regions, borders, and bodies of water, colored, some texture, rivers, not colored, some texture. Decorative multicolor title and dedication cartouche with four people, two cherubs, and a coat of arms, middle right of map, map key above, scale below. Measurement marks surround black and yellow double line border, directional notations in Latin on each side, "Meridies" (South), bottom of map. Severe foxing spots scattered on surface, heavy concentration top left and right of map.

Title Superioris Alsatiae...
Date 1690-1699
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Visscher, II, Nicolaes
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-21 W-24.875 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Subjects France
Germany
Alsace