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A four-sheet wall map of Europe

DE WIT, Frederick.

Europa.
Amsterdam: Reiner & Josua Ottens, c.1730. Coloured. Four sheets conjoined, total 1040 x 1270mm.

Laid on canvas.

A large and colourful map of Europe, decorated with a title cartouche of Europa with the bull and other allegorical figures representing plenty. To the left another cartouche features the arms of Germany, Spain, France, Great England, Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Portugal. Bottom right is a text about the longitude problem, with a map sphere.
The map was originally published by de Wit c.1690, with a sur-title, side panels with 18 views and plans of principal European cities and a letterpress text underneath. Surviving examples of that issue are exceedingly rare; any edition is uncommon.


Stock ID : 20094

£6,500

£6,500

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Stock Id :20094

Download Image

A four-sheet wall map of Europe

DE WIT, Frederick.

Europa.
Amsterdam: Reiner & Josua Ottens, c.1730. Coloured. Four sheets conjoined, total 1040 x 1270mm.

Laid on canvas.

A large and colourful map of Europe, decorated with a title cartouche of Europa with the bull and other allegorical figures representing plenty. To the left another cartouche features the arms of Germany, Spain, France, Great England, Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Portugal. Bottom right is a text about the longitude problem, with a map sphere.
The map was originally published by de Wit c.1690, with a sur-title, side panels with 18 views and plans of principal European cities and a letterpress text underneath. Surviving examples of that issue are exceedingly rare; any edition is uncommon.


Stock ID : 20094

£6,500

£6,500

Return To Listing