Old coloured map of Hessen (Hesse) by Frederick de Wit. Shows the Rhine between Koblenz and Spayer. With Biengen, Wertheim, Wetzlar, Hanau, Worms, Mannheim and Heidelberg with Frankfurt in the centre. To the lower left a beautiful title cartouche.
Centrefold backed in lower margin. Very good condition with old colour. Never framed before.
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: Archiepiscopatus et Electoratus Moguntini et adjacentium Regionum, ut Landgraviatum Hasso Darmstadiensis ....
Old coloured map of Germany. Printed in Amsterdam by F. de Wit circa 1680.
Hesse - Wit, Frederick de - Archiepiscopatus et Electoratus Moguntini...