Old coloured antique map of the Duchy of Schleswig by Frederick de Wit. Shows the northern Schleswig-Holstein and southern Denmark. With Kiel, Flensburg, Schleswig, Husum, Sonderburg, Apenrade, Hadersleben, Ribe and the islands Nordstrand, Pellworm, Föhr, Sylt, Romo and Fanö. Above right a beautiful title cartouche.
Some staining in 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: Ducatus Slesvicensis in omnes suas Praefecturas Circulos et Provincias Distinte Divisus.
Old coloured map of Duchy of Schleswig. Printed in Amsterdam by F. de Wit circa 1680.
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