Maps, City Views, Portraits, Europe, Rome, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Sevilla, de Wit
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"Nova Europae Descriptio Auct. F. de Wit"
Very beautifully hand-colored copper etching. Published in the world atlas by Frederick de Wit (1630-1706) Amsterdam, ca. 1640/50
Very decorative map of Europe. Excellent strong hand color. Decorative bordures .
City Views top from left to right: Rome - Amsterdam - Paris - London - Sevilla - Prague
Personalities on left from top to bottom: Pope - King of Spain - King of Denmark - King of Sweden Personalities on right from top to bottom: Roman Emperor - King of France - King of Poland - Great Duke of Moscow.
Title cartoushe: Europa sitting on globe holding scepter in one hand, reaching for vine with the other.
Original antique print
Condition: Maps was trimmed to edge and mounted on 17th century paper, thus creating a margin all around. Centerfold minimally split (only visible when held against a source of light). Other very minimal traces of age and use. In general a very, very attractive map.
Map: 43,7 x 56 cm Sheet: 48 x 60 cm
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