Nicolaas Visscher II (1649-1702) had inherited the shop of his father of the same name upon his death in 1679. The following year he married Elizabeth Verseyl of Gouda. In 1682 he applied to the States of Holland and West Friesland for a patent for printing and publishing maps, it was granted the same year. From about 1683 he first published the ‘Atlas Minor’. A second patent was granted in 1697. Provenance: Gebr. Haas 2004; private English collection. Koeman (1967-70) III p. 180 no. 121; Shirley (1988) Visscher 4.2.