Totius Africae Accuratissima Tabula Authore Frederico de Wit

Frederick de Wit (*1630 - 1706)
Coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1680.

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Description

Beautiful antique map of Africa by Frederick de Wit. This map became extremely popular for more than 30 years and was reissued with minor changes by Danckerts, Visscher and others. With a very decorative title cartouche, wild animals and several sailing ships.

Details

CartographerFrederick de Wit
TitleTotius Africae Accuratissima Tabula Authore Frederico de Wit
Publisher, YearAmsterdam, circa 1680
Plate Size49.0 x 57.8 cm (19.3 x 22.8 inches)
Sheet Size51.0 x 62.0 cm (20.1 x 24.4 inches)
ReferenceBetz, R. & P., The Mapping of Africa, No. 114; Norwich, O.I.: Maps of Africa, No. 48.

Condition

Small tears and holes in centrefold backed. Very good condition.

Cartographer

Frederick de Wit, born 1630 in Amsterdam, was a famous engraver and publisher in Amsterdam. He acquired many of the printing plates of Blaeu and Janssonius when it came to auction. His map were very popular because of the quality of the engravings and the beautiful colouring. After his death in 1706, his work was re-issued by Pieter Mortier and Covens & Mortier.

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Coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1680.

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