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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 ($7,734 • €6,846 rates)

 Central America 

DE WIT, Frederick. [A fine chart of Central America]
Novæ Hispaniæ, Chili, Peruviæ, et Guatimalæ Littoræ. Amsterdam, c.1688. Original colour. 490 x 560mm. Narrow top margin.
Highly decorative chart of central America and north west South America, orientated with north to the left, showing Yucatan south to Peru and Chile, as well as parts of Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. Despite being known to Europeans as early as 1535 the Galapagos Islands are omitted. The chart was published in the 'Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas', with a highly decorative cartouche in full colour, featuring Conquistadors, Incas, allegorical figures including Mercury and sea nymphs. KOEMAN: Wit 16.
[Ref: 19263]    £1,200.00 ($1,547 • €1,369 rates)


DE WIT, Frederick. [The Mogol Empire in northern India]
Magni Mogolis Imperium. Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, c.1740. Original colour. 414 x 510mm.
A detailed map of the Mogul Empire, showing northern India, parts of Afghanistan and Bengal. It is based on information supplied by Sir Thomas Roe (c.1581-1644), ambassador to the emperor Jahangir between 1615-8. At a time that roads were not usually shown on maps, this marks his route to the court as a line of villages from Surat via Agra, Delhi and Lahore, through the Khyber Pass to Jalalabad and Kabul in Afghanistan. His route was a southern spur of the Silk Road, making this one of the few contemporary maps to include such information.
[Ref: 18850]    £440.00 ($567 • €502 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 ($838 • €742 rates)


DE WIT, Frederick. [A scarce 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 ($4,189 • €3,708 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 ($8,379 • €7,417 rates)

 The Netherlands 

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
This item is currently on reserve

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 ($1,547 • €1,369 rates)

 Baltic States 

DE WIT, Frederick. [17th century map of Latvia & Estonia]
Ducatuum Livoniæ et Curlandiæ, Nova Tabula.... Amsterdam, c.1680. Original colour. 420 x 505mm.
A detailed map of Estonia and Latvia in fine colour. KOEMAN: Wit 16.
[Ref: 16917]    £450.00 ($580 • €513 rates)


DE WIT, Frederick. [17th century map of Scandinavia in fine colour]
Tabula Regnorum Sueciæ et Norvegiæ. Amsterdam, c.1680. Original colour. 445 x 550mm. A very fine example.
A striking map of Scandinavia and the Baltic States engraved by Lhulier, with a title cartouche featuring an armorial with gold highlights.
[Ref: 14864]    £650.00 ($838 • €742 rates)

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