LIÈGE, Belgium: Leodiensis Episcopatus.
Author: Mathias QUAD (1557–1613) - Johann BUSSEMACHER (fl. c.1580 – 1613).
Place and Year: Cologne 1596
Technique: Copper engraving (Very Good, slightly age-toned), 26,5 x 36 cm (10,4 x 14,2 inches).
A detailed late 16th century map shows the Roman Catholic Diocese of Liège with a portrait of the Prince-Bishop Ernst Herzog von Bayern (1554- 1612) in the upper corner.
Engraved by Johann Bussemacher and published in the atlas 'Europae totius orbis terrarum' by Matthias Quad (1557 - 1613). Quad was born in the Dutch city of Deventer and in the 1580s he moved to Cologne. The city accepted many political and religious refugees, like Roelofs van Deventer and Frans Hogenberg. At the end of the 16th century this city was one of the publishing centres of Europe. Most of the Quad’s small format atlases were printed in this time in Cologne. In the time of twelve years he produced 18 geographical-historical books. Because of his controversial religious believes he had to leave Cologne in 1604. After moving around Germany for nine years he died in Eppingen (Baden-Wurttemberg) in 1613.