Wit, Frederick de
Copperplate engraving; old coloured
Printed area: 32.4 x 50.8 cm; 12.6 x 19.6 in
An interesting Dutch composite atlas which includes an early dated issue of de Wit's twin-hemispherical world map (the first of three types); several maps of Asia, Africa and the Americas (all 1660), and a map of Denmark (1659). A selection of rare maps by Hugo Allard - who is known to have collaborated closely with de Wit - are also included; as is a fine example of Allard's 'Novii Belgii' (1656), his 'dioecesis leodiensis' (not listed in Koeman), and an unsigned and undated version of 'nova et accurata... hispaniae,' which features four borders and is not recorded by Koeman. Franz Carelsz' 'comitatus Hollandiae' is also included, but not recorded.
From the Legendary Vladi Collection of Historical Maps which includes 280 examples of the finest quality antique maps brought to auction with proceeds benefiting MapAction, an organization that uses maps and technology to aid those in disaster-stricken areas. Each map is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the consignor.
Condition: Contemporay cover with light damages, light staining, light edge chippings on margin extremities, wormholes, light edge nicks and repairs; printed areas in excellent condition.
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