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DE WIT, F - Hispaniae, et Portugalliae, Maritimi Tractus a S. Andero ad Malagam. Pascaert van Spangie en Portugal.
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Hispaniae, et Portugalliae, Maritimi Tractus a S. Andero ad Malagam. Pascaert van Spangie en Portugal. - DE WIT, F
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Title : Hispaniae, et Portugalliae, Maritimi Tractus a S. Andero ad Malagam. Pascaert van Spangie en Portugal..
Map maker : DE WIT, F.
Date : Amsterdam, 1675.
Size : 21.3 x 23.5 inches. / 54.0 x 59.7 cm.
Colouring : Original color
Description :Chart of the Atlantic Ocean and the region of Portugal, Gilbralter and southwestern Spain 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 top center area of map; and scenes of naval battles are shown in the ocean area. Vibrant, original color with gold and silver leaf details.
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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