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Antique maps > america > the americas > Antique map of America by F. De Wit, with insular California.
Novissima et Accuratissima Septentrionalis ac Meridionalis Americae Descriptio ... - de Wit F., c. 1680.
Antique map of America by F. De Wit, with insular California.
Revised edition of the 1670 Visscher map.
Size: 49 x 58cm (19.1 x 22.6 inches)
Condition: Old coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Burden, 465/7; Tooley (America) p.120, #33; Portinaro & Knirsch XCIV..
From: Composite Atlas by F. De Wit, c. 1680.
This map is cartographically drawn directly from De Wit's own wall map version published in 1672. The most notable improvement is the depiction of the five Great Lakes, this for the first time on a Dutch map. There is also an altered west coast depiction of the Hudson Bay region. Both features appear to have been taken from Guillaume Sanson's AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE, published in 1669. The two decorative cartouches are extracted from Nicolaas Jansz. Visscher's map of the same first published c.1658. The title cartouche is reversed and in the process New Zealand is removed from the map. The dedication which appeared in the other is replaced by a description of the discovery of the Americas. (Burden)
Burden identified nine states of the map, the privilege being added in this seventh state to an altered title, the same time as de Wit changed the spelling of his name on the map to de Witt.
Item number: 24437
Price: 1650 Euro
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