Beautiful original old coloured map of Europe by Frederick de Wit. Richly decorated with many ships, a sea monster and putti holding the title banner. Europa rides on Zeus in the form of a bull. Towns and compass rose are highlighted with gold.
Minor browning in outer margin, lower centrefold backed. Very good condition with stunning old colours.
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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Frederick de Wit: Nova et Accurata Totius Europae Descriptio.
Old coloured map of the European continent. Printed in Amsterdam by F. de Wit in 1680.
Europe Continent - de Wit, Frederick - Nova et Accurata Totius Europae Descriptio