1680 De Wit - Novissima et Accuratissima totius Italiae Corsicae et Sardiniae Descriptio
SOLD: Lovely 17th century Dutch map of Italy
Novissima et Accuratissima totius Italiae Corsicae et Sardiniae Descriptio
Frederick de Wit
Amsterdam, c. 1680
56.9 x 49.3 cm (22.4 x 19.4 in)
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.
Excellent condition; some wear along the margins.