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A Rare Visscher Map of Barcelona

Rare Dutch map of the area around Barcelona by Nicolas Visscher, published in 1706 in Amsterdam.

The map extends from the Barcelona Harbor and its fortified walls at the beginning of the 18th Century, to the coastal fortifications and mountains to the northwest, showing Recolets de N.D. (Notre Dame?), Dependance de S. Martin, and a number of roads, rivers, buildings and other place names. Mountjuic (Mount Ioui) is named and its fortifications shown.

The simplified town pan shows the primary buildings within the old and new town, separated by the Muraille appelle la Ramble (Las Ramblas), completely dividing the city within the fortified walls.


While the later De Fer edition of this map published in Paris appears periodically on the market, this Visscher edition is very rare.