SOLD: 1680 De Wit - Novissima et Accuratissima totius Italiae Corsicae et Sardiniae Descriptio

SOLD: Lovely 17th century Dutch map of Italy

Title:

Novissima et Accuratissima totius Italiae Corsicae et Sardiniae Descriptio

Map maker:

Frederick de Wit

Place and Year:

Amsterdam, c. 1680

Dimensions:

56.9 x 49.3 cm (22.4 x 19.4 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Bright example of De Wit's decorative map of Italy and surrounding islands, adorned with an elaborate pictorial cartouche, sea monsters, ships, and a depiction of the naval battle of the Gulf of Naples of 1284.
Frederick de Wit (1630 - 1706) was one of the most important engravers and publishers in Amsterdam following the decline of the Blaeu and Jansson families, from whom he had bought several plates when they were auctioned. His work was popular among his contemporaries and editions were printed even after his death, mainly by Covens & Mortier.

CONDITION NOTES

Excellent condition; some wear along the margins.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00192

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