Height: 10 in
Width: 35 in
View of rivers in England; black and white.
Claes Jansz Visscher was the son of a Dutch ship carpenter, and was a draftsman, print maker and publisher. He is recorded as an engraver in Amsterdam in 1608, and his early engravings, from 1605 onwards, consist entirely of reproductive prints after the designs of Flemish artists. He became the most important Amsterdam print publisher, specializing in portraits, landscapes and maps, the elaborate borders of which were often to his own designs. He himself etched more than 200 plates.