A Map of the World

  • Author: Frederico de Wit
  • Date: 1670
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 23" x 19" overall
  • Centimeters: 58.97 x 48.72 overall
  • Price: Sold

NOVA ORBIS TABVLA, IN LVCEM EDITA (A New Map of the World), Frederico de Wit (1630–1706), Amsterdam, 1670.

This spectacular map of the world by de Wit is one of the most attractive of its time. The beautifully composed scenes in the corners combine images of the four seasons, the elements, and the signs of the zoadiac in a balanced and naturalistic way. The map appeared in atlases published by De Wit and also in composite atlases by Visscher, Jansson's heirs, and others.

Rodney W. Shirley, The Mapping of the World.
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