Original copperplate engraving and etching on a verge type hand laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 60 x 49.5 cm. The image size is ca. 56 x 46 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 23.6 x 19.5 inch. The image size is ca. 22 x 18.1 inch.
Map: ‘Ultaiectini Dominii Tabula -‘ (Map of the Province of Utrecht, the Netherlands.) The orientation of this map is S-W. This map shows the present day Province of Utrecht, Het Gooi and parts of Noord-Holland up to Amsterdam. Nice dark impresssion. Cartouches etched by the reknown Romeyn de Hooghe. This plan originates from: ‘Germania Inferior, sive XVII Provinciarum Geographicae generales …’, Amsterdam, published by Nic. Visscher, 1678. (Van der Krogt 1, 1:202)Artists and Engravers: 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. Romeyn de Hooghe (bapt. 10 September 1645, Amsterdam – 10 June 1708, Haarlem) was an important and prolific late Dutch Baroque engraver and caricaturist. De Hooghe was skilled as an etcher, draughtsman, painter, sculptor and medalist. He is best known for political caricatures of Louis XIV and propagandistic prints supporting William of Orange. During his career, de Hooghe produced over 3500 prints. He also illustrated books, and his illustrations can be found in some of the most important texts of his period. The Hieroglyphica of Merkbeelden der oude volkeren (1735) was a well known emblem book and sourcebook for classical mythology and its iconography.
Condition: Excellent. Nice dark impression on full original Atlas size sheet. General age related toning. No rear text. Occasional tiny tears in paper edges. Middle fold as issued.
Keywords: ANTIQUE MAP-UTRECHT-NETHERLANDS-VISSCHER-DE HOOGHE