Striking carte-a-figures style plan of the city of Antwerp in Belgium, by Claes Janszoon Visscher and first published by his son.
One of the most beautiful maps of Antwerp, glorifying the beauty and the richness of the city. The map is surrounded by 3 city views and 10 building vignettes.
Includes an inset map of the southern region of Brabant, and surrounded by views of important buildings. Above the title appears a detailed panorama of the city from the river, with busy shipping; below are two further panoramas of the city from the direction of Brussels and Breda. With historical notes in Latin and Dutch.
Details include river traffic, fields of livestock outside the city walls, and busy crowds of people or admiring figures within most of the surrounding views.