Old coloured antique map of Central Italy (Italia centrale) by Frederick de Wit. Shows the central regions of Italy between Cremona and Mantua in the northwest, Bologna, Florence (Firenze), to Rome (Roma) in the southeast. Decorated with a beautiful title cartouche.
Some staining in upper margin, centrefold backed at the bottom. 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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