Finmarche et Laplandiae Maritima Nieuwe Pascaert vande Kusten Finmarcken en Lapland Streckende van Dronten tot Archangel. - DE WIT, F
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Title : Finmarche et Laplandiae Maritima Nieuwe Pascaert vande Kusten Finmarcken en Lapland Streckende van Dronten tot Archangel..
Map maker : DE WIT, F.
Date : Amsterdam, 1675.
Size : 21.2 x 23.5 inches. / 53.9 x 59.7 cm.
Colouring : Original color
Description :Chart of the North and Barents Seas near the northern region of Finland and northeast Russia from Frederick de Wit's Zee Atlas. Coastal cities, bodies of water and islands are named. The map is crisscrossed by rhumb lines emanating from various points on the grid. A splendidly illustrated title cartouche is at the lower left area of map; and various small illustrations of hunting scenes and whaling scenes are shown throughout the map. Vibrant, original color with gold and silver leaf detailing.
Frederick de Wit, Sr. was the founder of a prominent Dutch family firm of three generations of cartographers working in Amsterdam. The firms output was prolific, and de Wit maps are often found in atlases by other cartographers. During his long working life, de Wit published 124 land maps and 27 sea charts that were distinguished by their high standard of workmanship, beauty, accuracy and fine coloration.
The maps are typical of the style of the period, being completely executed and decorated with cartouches. The founder's son, a skilled mathematician and grandson together carried on the work of the firm, and published 130 maps, although the business did not survive for long after the elder de Wit's death.
Condition : Discoloration along paper edges; some foxing.
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