WIT, Frederick de.
Nova Orbis Tabula in Lucem Edita, A.F. de Wit.
A very beautiful and ornate world map. “De Wit’s map is one of the most attractive of its time. The brilliant scenes in the corners combine images of the four seasons, the elements, and the signs of the zodiac in a well-balanced and naturalistic way …” Shirley, R.W. The Mapping of the World page 468. This is state two with the cherubs in the cusps. There are two inset hemispherical maps showing polar projections.
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Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 56.2 x 48 cm. (22 x 19 inches). Framed size 85 x 77cm Good margins. Centrefold strengthened. Expert repair to worm hole on lower right margin, a little darkened and some spotting mainly on margins, very good condition.