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  EUROPE 
 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 ($566 • €501 rates)


 Scandinavia 

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 ($817 • €724 rates)


 Sweden 

DE WIT, Frederick. [Schonen]
Accurata Scaniæ, Bleckingiæ et Hallandiæ Descriptio. Amsterdam, c.1688. Original colour. 500 x 590mm. Narrow upper margin.
The southern tip of Sweden, with Malmöe, Helsingborg and Christianstad. An inset continues the western coast to Warberg and Gottenborg. KOEMAN: Wit 16.
[Ref: 11141]    £520.00 ($654 • €579 rates)


DE WIT, Frederick. [Decorative antique map of Södermanland & Västmanland]
Sueonia Sive Regni Suciae Propriae Pars Meridionalis... Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, c.1720. Original colour. 410 x 475mm.
Original antique maps of Eastern Sweden, marking Stockholm. Södermanland sometimes referred to under its Latin form Sudermannia or Sudermania, is a historical province or landskap on the south eastern coast of Sweden. It borders Östergötland, Närke, Västmanland and Uppland. It is also bounded by lake Mälaren and the Baltic sea
[Ref: 12254]    £500.00 ($629 • €557 rates)


DE WIT, Frederick. [Map of the Swedish province of Norrland]
Nordlandia sive Regni Sueciae Propriae Pars Septentrionalis... Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, c.1730. Original colour. 490 x 590mm. Ink marks in lower margin.
Map of the province of Norrland in north-east Sweden, comprising Gästrikland, Medelpad, Ångermanland, Hälsingland and Jämtland.
[Ref: 12255]    £400.00 ($503 • €446 rates)


 Denmark 

DE WIT, Frederick. [Denmark Jutland]
Jutiæ Tabula in quæ sunt Diœceses Alburgensis, Wiburgensis, Ripensis et Arhusiensis... Amsterdam, c.1688. Original colour. 585 x 480mm. Split in centrefold repaired. Some slight colour offset.
Fine map of Northern Denmark, with decorative title and scale cartouches. KOEMAN: Wit 16.
[Ref: 7706]    £225.00 ($283 • €251 rates)


 Malta 

DE WIT, Frederick. [17th century map of Malta]
Insula Malta accuratissime Delineata, Urbibus, et Fortalitiis. Amsterdam, c.1680, Fine original colour. 440 x 540mm. Old ink pagination in key.
A fine map of Malta, with the south coast of Sicily and North Africa including Tunis & Tripoli, with an inset plan of Valletta. It is based on a map by French engineer Sébastien Pontault de Beaulieu, who is regarded as the first military topographer. He drew several maps of Mediterranean islands and their defences during the Ottoman wars, often decorated with aframe-like border like this. The vignette sea battle between a galleon and two galleys highlight the threat from Barbary pirates from Tunis and Tripoli.
[Ref: 19494]    £1,600.00 ($2,011 • €1,782 rates)


 Greece 

DE WIT, Frederick. [17th century Crete with plans of Venetian fortifications in superb colour.]
Insula Candia Ejusque Fortificatio... Amsterdam, c.1680. Original colour. 465 x 555mm.
A very fine example of one of the most decorative maps of Crete, based on the map by Sébastian de Pontault Beaulieu, a French military engineer who had mapped the fortifications of many Mediterranean islands. His map of Crete was published in 1674, only five years after Crete had fallen to the Turks after a 24-year siege. The seas around the island are filled with galleons & galleys representing this epic struggle. Above the map the title is on a banner held aloft by putti, and the corners have plans of the fortfications of Canea and Candia. Under the map are four more plans, and around the whole is an engraved frame-like border. ZACHARAKIS: 2392.
[Ref: 19667]    £1,350.00 ($1,697 • €1,504 rates)


 Italian Islands 

DE WIT, Frederick. [A beautiful 17th century map of Sicily]
Insula sive Regnum Siciliæ Urbibus præcipuis exornatum. Amsterdam, c.1680, Fine original colour. 495 x 590mm. The best example of this map we have seen.
One of the most decorative maps of Sicily, with inset plans of Messina, Milazzo, Palermo, Catania and Trapezo. Vignette sea-battles and the detail of the fortifications of the cities give evidence to the continuing conflict between the Europeans and the Turks.
[Ref: 19493]    £2,000.00 ($2,514 • €2,228 rates)


 Spain & Portugal 

DE WIT, Frederick. [A superb sea chart of Spain & Portugal]
Hispaniæ, et Portugallæ Maritimi tractus, à S.Andero, ad Malagam. Pascaert van Spagnie, en Portugal. Amsterdam, c.1688. Coloured. 500 x 570mm.
Highly decorative chart of the Atlantic coasts of Spain and Portugal, orientated with north to the left. Published in the 'Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas', De Wit uses the decorative title cartouche in full original colour to vent his anti-Spanish feelings. One Spaniard is surrounded by kneeling captives, with a decapitated body to one side. A donnã has a small black child carrying her train. KOEMAN: Wit 16.
[Ref: 15336]    £850.00 ($1,068 • €947 rates)


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