Maps, World Map, de Wit, Doncker
"Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula Auctore F. De Wit"
Map of the World
Copper engraving by Frederick de Wit (1610-1698)
Original hand coloring with gold highlights
Published in "De Zee-Atlas Otte Water-Wereld" by Hendrick Doncker (1626-1696)
Amsterdam, First edition 1660
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Original antique print
Reference: Shirley World Maps Entry 421
Very decorative and rare world map, especially as first edition publication. The two globes of our earth surrounded by allegories: Air, Fire, Earth, Water. Between the globes top center: The Sun surrounded by the Zodiac and framed with fruit garlands. The Polus Arcticus and the Polus Antarcticus in upper corners and the North and the South Poles in the lower corners of map.
Lower center: Two "World Systems", by Ptolemy and Copernicus.
Very good condition. Light natural age toning.
Map image:43,5 x 55,7 cm (ca. 17,1 x 22.3")
Baroque; Frederik Hendriksz; Dutch cartographer and artist; astronomical diagrams; geocentric; Copernican; California as an Island; celestial spheres; constellations, zodiac signs; sun; astrological signs;
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