Collection: Smith Atlas Collection
Title: Atlas Minor Sive Totius Orbis Terrarum Contracta Delinea ex conatibus Nico[las] Visscher Amst: Bat
Title Translation: Atlas Minor or the entire World drawn and published by Nicolas Visscher in Amsterdam
Creator: Visscher, Nicolaes, 1618-1679
Printmaker: Lairesse, Gerard de, 1640-1711
Publisher: Visscher, Nicolaes, 1618-1679
Date Produced: circa 1689
Date Published: circa 1689
Subjects: Frontispiece · Animals · Lions · Titans (Mythology) · Mythology · Atlas (Greek deity) · Scientific apparatus and instruments · Visscher, Nicolaes, 1618-1679 · Lairesse, Ge?rard de, 1640-1711
Printing Process: Engraving
Printing Technique: Copper
Material Type: Paper
Notes: Notes: "Amstelaedamj apud Nicolaum Visscher cum Privil: Ordin: General: Belgii:" and "Ge: de Lairesse delin: & sculp:"
Brief Description: Frontispiece featuring five classical figures including Poseidon sitting atop a globe and Atlas holding a celestial globe. Other figures include an angel with two trumpets and two female figures in the lower left of the scene; one woman is holding a key and sceptre and the other is writing in a book and holding a caliper. A lion lays in the foreground of the scene, with navigational and measuring instruments scattered about.
Physical Description: Frontispiece: colored
Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/11511.0009