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Striking example of Claesz Jansz Visscher's map of Flanders, published in Amsterdam in 1652.

Visscher's map is based on a copper plate originally used for the map of Flanders published by the Van Langrens, first published in 1595. Visscher first issued this map between about 1611 and 1621 by Visscher, prior to the death of Albrecht VII in 1621 (shown at the top left).  To do so, he significantly reworked the existing copperplate and used an entirely new plate to create the views across the bottom.

The map includes 12 city views and 3 plans across the top and bottom along with 8 costumed figures at the sides, a coat of arms and portraits of Albrecht VII and his wife, Isabella Clara Eugenia, sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands between 1598 and 1621, with their dates of birth shown above in smaller letters.

The map was originally undated, with this later state adding the date of 1652.