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Scarce separate-issue carte à figures map of Africa

DE WIT, Frederick.

Nova Africa Descriptio.
Amsterdam, c.1665. Coloured. 445 x 555mm.

De Wit's first map of Africa, a carte à figures with five town prospects along the top and eight costumes down the sides. The title cartouche is decorated with a figure sitting on a crocodile, and the publisher's cartouche with Neptune, seahorses and mer-people. Issued separately, it is one of de Wit's first maps (the earliest is dated 1659) and it predates his first atlas by a decade.
First published dated 1660, this example comes from the fourth state, with the date removed and number '4' top right (although an attempt has been made to change it to '3' in ink mss). It was replaced in 1670.
This and the three other continents were the last Dutch folio carte à figures maps.

BETZ: 96; TOOLEY: p.123, 'the map has always been scarce'; NOT IN NORWICH.
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Stock Id :19785

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Scarce separate-issue carte à figures map of Africa

DE WIT, Frederick.

Nova Africa Descriptio.
Amsterdam, c.1665. Coloured. 445 x 555mm.

De Wit's first map of Africa, a carte à figures with five town prospects along the top and eight costumes down the sides. The title cartouche is decorated with a figure sitting on a crocodile, and the publisher's cartouche with Neptune, seahorses and mer-people. Issued separately, it is one of de Wit's first maps (the earliest is dated 1659) and it predates his first atlas by a decade.
First published dated 1660, this example comes from the fourth state, with the date removed and number '4' top right (although an attempt has been made to change it to '3' in ink mss). It was replaced in 1670.
This and the three other continents were the last Dutch folio carte à figures maps.

BETZ: 96; TOOLEY: p.123, 'the map has always been scarce'; NOT IN NORWICH.
Stock ID : 19785

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