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WIT, F DE - Nova orbis tabula, in lucem edita, A.F. de Wit.
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Nova orbis tabula, in lucem edita, A.F. de Wit. - WIT, F DE
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Title : Nova orbis tabula, in lucem edita, A.F. de Wit..
Map maker : WIT, F DE.
Date : Amsterdam, 1670.
Size : 18.3 x 21.5 inches. / 46.5 x 54.5 cm.
Colouring : Original colours
Description :Attractive double hemisphere map on thick fine paper.
The map is ornated in the corners with very decorative mythological scenes. 'De Wit's map is one of the most attractive of its time.
The brilliant scenes in the corners combine images of the four seasons, the elements, and the signs of the zodiac in a well balanced and naturalistic way' (Shirley p. 469). The map was published ca. 1670 in atlases by de Wit.
Shirley, World, p. 469
Condition : Repaired lower part centerfold is open ca 5 cm in the image in the bottom. A few small spots in the image (1 - 2 mm)
Age-toning in the lower central part. Wrinkle in the south pole projection and in the lower cusp
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