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Description

Fine original antique map of the vicinity of Liege in eastern Belgium. This map originally appeared in Visscher's Atlas Minor Sive Geographia Compendosia. . ., published in Amsterdam between 1683 and 1696.

The map shows in great detail the course of the Meuse River, Huy, Liege, Verviers, Limburg, and Spa. Roads are shown connecting these cities, rivers flow throughout, and every church in the region is shown. A key at the top compares the various types of cities, religious buildings, and fortifications shown on the map. A scale bar is also provided.

The Visschers were an important Dutch publishing family who lead the cartographic trade in the latter half of the 17th-century. Visscher II inherited the firm and obtained his privilege in 1682, shortly before the publication of this map.

Condition Description
Original hand-color. Minor fold toning, and years in upper corners.