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Old antique world map - double hemisphere, by F. De Wit.

Item number:26578
Category:Antique maps > world and polar regions
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Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. - F. De Wit, c. 1670.


Old world map - double hemisphere, by F. De Wit.

Date of the first edition: c. 1670
Date of this map: c. 1675

Engraver: Romeyn de Hooghe

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 48 x 56cm (18.7 x 21.8 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Shirley (World), 444, state 1.

From: Orbis Maritimus Ofte Zee Atlas . . . Amsterdam, F. de Wit, c. 1675. (Koeman IV, M.Wit 1)

In the corners are large and lively scenes allegorically representing the four elements, groups of figures between the hemispheres and, above and below them, two smaller polar maps.

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