Old coloured engraved map of Norway by Frederick de Wit. Top left an inset with the Lofoten to the North Cape. The beautiful title cartouche shows the Norwegian coat of arms.
Minor staining. 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: Regni Norvegia Nova Tabula in Quinque Praefecturas Generalis.
Old coloured map of Norway. Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1720.
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