Old coloured antique map of Sardinia and Corsica by Frederick de Wit. Shows the two Mediterranean islands Corsica and Sardinia, in the northeast parts of Tuscany with Elba. Decorated with a beautiful title cartouche with the coats of arms of the islands.
Centrefold backed in lower part, somewhat stained in white margins. Very good condition with beautiful old colours. 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: Insularum Sardiniae et Corsicae Descriptio.
Old coloured map of Sardinia and Corsica. Printed in Amsterdam by P. Mortier circa 1720.
Italy - Wit, Frederick de - Insularum Sardiniae et Corsicae Descriptio