Detail View: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: Guinea

Author: 
Visscher, Nicolaes, 1649-1702.
Author: 
Jansson, Johannes, 1588-1664
Date: 
1690
Short Title: 
Guinea
Publisher: 
Nicolai Visscher
Publisher Location: 
Amsterdam
Type: 
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 
38
Obj Width cm: 
52
Scale 1: 
6,400,000
Note: 
Hand colored in outline engraved map. Shows administrative boundaries, cities, towns, waterways, canals, landmarks wildlife and mountains. Includes decorative title carouche, compass roses and rhumb lines. Relief shown pictorially.
Reference: 
Koeman Vis 19, P. 169-170. But our copy is circa 1690.
World Area: 
Africa
Country: 
Guinea
Full Title: 
Guinea. Amstelodami, sumptibus Joannis Janssonij. (to accompany) Atlas minor sive totius orbis terrarum contracta delinea ex conatibus Nico. Visscher. 1690. (half title page) Atlas Minor sive Geographia Compendiosa, qua Orbis Terrarum.
List No: 
11755.122
Page No: 
117
Series No: 
122
Publication Author: 
Visscher, Nicolaes, 1649-1702.
Pub Date: 
1690
Pub Title: 
Atlas minor sive totius orbis terrarum contracta delinea ex conatibus Nico. Visscher. Amst: Bat: Ger: de Lairesse delin: & Sculp. Amsterdami. Apud Nicolaum Visscher cum privil: ordin: general: Belgii Foederati. 1690. (half title page) Atlas Minor sive Geographia Compendiosa, qua Orbis Terrarum, per Paucas Attamen Novissimas Tabulas Ostenditur. Amstelaedami, ex Officina Nicolai Visscher.
Pub Reference: 
Koeman Vis 12, P. 169-170.
Pub Note: 
Seventeenth century atlas of the World by Nicholas Visscher. With Engraved allegorical title page, on sheet 51x31, printed in full color, followed by letterpress half title page. Consists of 127 engraved maps, hand-colored in outline and full, with elegant title cartouche. Visscher is well-known for the depth of accuracy within his maps, and for embellishing the maps' beauty further with small detailing. This work is known for the high quality of engraving, exceptionally fine ornament, and accurate geographical information. His true innovation lies in his rendering of the New World, where he added small variations to the still widely unknown North American coastlines. About 1690 Visscher retouched the old plate of N.J. Visscher, by adding the city of Philadelphia and the name of the state Pennsylvania. Majority of the maps are published by Visscher with additional maps by several other mapmakers. The Atlas Minor is a fine and comprehensive composite atlas, and one of a series of large atlases compiled and sold by the Visscher family of art dealers and cartographers in the 17th century.
Pub List No: 
11755.000
Pub Type: 
World Atlas
Pub Maps: 
127
Pub Height cm: 
56
Pub Width cm: 
58
Image No: 
11755122.jp2
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Authors: 
Visscher, Nicolaes, 1649-1702.; Jansson, Johannes, 1588-1664