Praghe. [ Prague ]
$1600 / ≈ €1380
Estimate: $2000 - $2250
Bidder pays on top of the hammer price:
Frederick de Wit published after 1694 a town book of European and Asian cities (Theatrum Praecipuarum Totius Europae?) composed of 132 plans and views, mainly printed from the plates obtained from Janssonius. The date of publication is uncertain, but must be after 1694 when he bought the stock of copper plates from Janssonius. He also published in or after 1698 two editions of a town book of the Netherlands with 124 plans and views.
His widow continued the business after his death, but in 1710 the stock was sold to Coven & Mortier, who on his turn sold the stock to Pieter van der Aa of Leiden, who used the plates to print his multi-volume work, "La galérie agréable du Monde".
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