Old coloured antique map of North Rhine-Westphalia by Frederick de Wit. Shows the area between Recklinghausen, Venlo, Limburg and Trier. With Cologne, Bonn, Leverkusen, Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen and Dortmund. Top right a beautiful title cartouche.
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: Novissima et Accuratissima Archiepiscopatus et Electoratus Coloniensis Ducatuum Iuliacensis et Montensis et Meursiae....
Old coloured map of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Printed in Amsterdam by F. de Wit circa 1680.
North Rhine-Westphalia - Wit, Frederick de - Novissima et Accuratissima...