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 World Maps 

DE WIT, Frederick. [A Dutch World map with superb decorative borders]
Nova Orbis Tabula in Lucem Edita. Amsterdam, 1675. Original colour. 465 x 540mm. Minor reinforcements to verdigris cracks on verso
An exquisite seventeenth century map of the world in double-hemisphere, with two further spheres showing the northern and southern hemispheres and cherubs in the cusps. The four corners are taken up with vignettes of the seasons, each with references to the Elements and the Zodiac. The first state of the map was issued c.1670, but the cherubs in the cusps and the engraved border mark this as the second state. Another plate replaced it in 1680. SHIRLEY: World 451 - ''one of the most attractive of its time... one of the finest that is relatively easily obtainable by the map collector'.
[Ref: 17451]    £6,000.00 ($8,076 • €6,834 rates)

 The Holy Land 

DE WIT, Frederick. [Palestine]
Terra Sancta, sive Promissionis, olim Palestina. Amsterdam, 1688. Original colour. 460 x 555mm. Lower centerfold strengthened on verso.
Palestine, orientated with north to the right. In the bottom centre is a plan of the Encampment of the Tribes with the Tabernacle, flanked by Moses and Aaron. LAOR: 860.
[Ref: 7676]    £720.00 ($969 • €820 rates)

 Pacific and Australasia 

DE WIT, Frederick. [Fine sea chart of the Pacific, with California as an Island]
Magnum Mare del Zur cum Insula California. Amsterdam: Louis Renard, 1715. Original colour. 500 x 550mm.
A sea chart of the Pacific, filled with some of the most famous cartographic misconceptions. California is an island; the northern coastline of Australia is shown, joined by the Cape York Peninsula to New Guinea; Tasmania is a long way away from any other coastline; the partial coastline of New Zealand is marked; and to the north of Japan are both 'Ezo' and 'Compagnies lant', semi-mythical islands. A highly decorative title cartouche fills the bottom right corner, depicting Neptune in a chariot and a medallion portrait of Magellan. First published in the 'Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas' in 1675, this example comes from Renard's 'Atlas de la Navigation'. Instead of being just a re-issue of obsolete plates, Renard updated the charts with new information: here the shape of Tasmania has been altered, with the names changed. Koeman concludes 'that the atlas was intended for use at sea and not only for the consultation on shore'. McLAUGHLIN: 188; KOEMAN: Ren 1.
[Ref: 17947]    £2,600.00 ($3,500 • €2,961 rates)

 Southern Africa 

DE WIT, Frederick. [Sea Chart of south west Africa]
Cimbebas et Caffariæ Littora a Catenbela ad Promontorium Bonæ Spei. Pascarte van Cimbebas en Caffares Streckende van Catembela tot Cabo de Bona Esperanca. Amsterdam, Louis Renard. C. 1700. Original colour. 435 x 540mm.
Highly decorative nautical chart of the African coast from Angola south to the Cape of Good Hope. Published in Renard's reissue of De Wit's 'Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas', it has a highly decorative title cartouche of lions and leopards, and a vignette of Neptune in his chariot
[Ref: 11340]    £650.00 ($875 • €740 rates)


DE WIT, Frederick. [Separately issued carte à figure map of Europe]
Nova Europæ Descriptio. Amsterdam, c.1660. Original colour. 445 x 555mm. Lower centrefold reinforced.
De Wit's first map of Europe, a carte à figure with six town prospects along the top and eight costumes of monarchs down the sides. The comparable map of Africa is dated 1660.
[Ref: 7679]    £3,250.00 ($4,375 • €3,702 rates)

DE WIT, Frederick. [A very decorative two-sheet 18th Century sea chart of Europe]
Totius Europæ Littora Novissimè edita. Pascaert vertoonende alle de See-custen van Europa. Amsterdam, R. & J. Ottens, 1745. coloured. Two sheets conjoined as issued, total 495 x 890mm. Very fine condition.
De Wit's famous chart of Europe, orientated with north to the right, with two large cartouches and an inset map of the Eastern Mediterranean. After the death of De Wit and his son the chart plates were bought by Louis Renard, who issued them with his own text. He corrected each plate (adding part of the Greenland coast here), apparently intending the atlas to be used at sea. Reiner and Josua Ottens re-issued Renard's atlas in 1739 with a French text, and again in 1745 with a Dutch text and their names added to the plates for the first time. A final edition, published in 1802 by the Widow of G.Hulst van Keulen, ended the long and distinguished career of this plate. KOEMAN: Ren 3.
[Ref: 10588]    £6,500.00 ($8,749 • €7,404 rates)

 The Netherlands 

DE WIT, Frederick. [Groeningen]
Tabulae Dominii Groningae Quae et Complectitur Maximam Partem Drentiae Emendata Amsterdam, c. 1680, Original colour, 463 x 549mm
A fine engraved map of the northernmost province of Groningen. the decorative cartouche in the bottom right hand corner enclosing a quartered coat of arms surmounted by a crown and surrounded by putti, a figure of Athena, barrels of wine, cheeses and animals. Compass rose and rhumb lines. In upper right hand corner inset of the islands Rottum, Borckum, etc. off the coast of Groningen and Emden.
[Ref: 7658]    £280.00 ($377 • €319 rates)

DE WIT, Frederick. [Benelux]
Foederatae Belgicae Tabula Amsterdam, c.1680, original colour, 455 x 550mm
Showing the north of Belgium and most of Holland focusing on the coast and with an inset map of Limburg in the lower right hand corner surmounted by an astrolabe. The title in the top left hand corner, in a decoartive cartouche surmounted by the Belgian coat of arms and flanked by Athena and Hermes
[Ref: 7669]    £600.00 ($808 • €683 rates)

DE WIT, Frederick. [Friesland]
Tabula Comitatus Frisiae Amsterdam, c.1680, original colour, 470 x 560mm.
Comprising the region of Friesland and its coast with an inset map in the top right hand corner of the islands. The title contained in a decorative cartouche in the bottom right hand corner, surmounted by a coat of arms supported by putti and flanked by wine barrels and livestock.
[Ref: 7681]    £270.00 ($363 • €308 rates)

DE WIT, Frederick. [Antique town plan of Leiden]
Lugduni Batavorum vulgo Leyden sic Ultimo Amplicati Delineatio. Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, c.1740. 510 x 590mm.
Original antique map of Leiden in Holland, originally published 1698 as a new addition to De Wit's edition of Blaeu's Townbook of the Netherlands.
[Ref: 11923]    £1,200.00 ($1,615 • €1,367 rates)

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