|Old London Bridge, detail from Visscher's London, 17th century|
|Map of Paris, Claes Jansz Visscher. Only Notre Dame de Paris and a few minor |
landmarks can be seen. There's no Eiffel Tower; even the Louvre had yet to be built.
|Visscher's (fisher) trademark. |
He has no known portrait image.
|Despite their obvious difference, both of Visscher's "maps" purport to cover the |
same geography. If you try hard enough you can make any land mass look like a lion.
|New Belgium, 1671. Claes Jansz Visscher|
|Decapitation of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, 1619, Claes Jansz Visscher|
|Landscape with Cart Crossing a Bridge, Claes Jansz Visscher|