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Visscher's map of Northern Italy, Switzerland, and Austria, colored according to region and focusing on the Po River Valley. The map is fantastically depicted, with a host of detail.

Cities of importance are highlighted in red, these populate the many branches of the northern Italian rivers. The alps are magnificently depicted as rounded hilltops in the north, and detail extends as far as Lucerne and Brixen. The eastern part of the map shows the regions controlled by the Venetian city-state, and an oversized Venice is shown with miniature renditions of its churches. At the time, Venice, Hapsburg Austria, and various other Italian city-states  were vying for control of Tyrol and adjacent regions.

This map appears in several editions of Visscher's Atlas Minor, published around 1700.

Condition Description
Nice original hand-color. Vertical fold toning. Minor loss in bottom margin, slightly into image. Repaired with tape on verso.