The World’s Rarest Map

“The World’s Rarest Map” Visscher Piscator 1617 The National Library of Austria in Vienna has a superb two-sheet world map by Claes Visscher (1587- 1652). It is untitled and undated. The engraving as a whole is a masterly combination of all the emblems of the age: the two hemispheres of the world, the heavens, mythology […]