This product is successfully added to your cart
Questions about this product? (#29007)

Antique map of Flanders (Vlaanderen), by Frederick de Wit. ca. 1707-10

Frederick de Wit (1630-1706)

The engraver and map-seller, Frederick de Wit, was born at Gouda (Netherlands) in 1630 as a son of Hendrick Fredericksz de Wit. Through his marriage with Maria van der Waag of Amsterdam in 1661, he obtained the citizenship of the city where he had been working since 1648 and where he became one of the most famous engravers of maps of the second half of the 17th century. Although De Wit was a Catholic, which meant that he was not favoured at the time by the city-council, he was awarded the honour of being listed as one of the "excellent citizen" on the roll of the city council in the years 1694-1704. His name was not written in the book of the Guild of St. Luke before 1664. At that time, he already lived on the Kalverstraat "in de Witte Pascaert", where he stayed until his death in 1706. The earliest dates on maps engraved by him are 1659 (Regni Daniae) and 1660 (Worldmap).

Frederick de Wit published a number of world atlases, a sea atlas, and an atlas of the Netherlands.

The dating of the maps is difficult. As a privilege was granted in 1689, the annotation 'cum privilegio' marks an edition after 1688.

Around 1700 Frederick de Wit entered the market with a town atlas. He produced two volumes with in total 260 plans and views. The majority of these were printed from plates used for the town atlases of Janssonius and Blaeu, respectively.

After his death in 1706, his widow continued the shop until 1709. The plates and stock of De Wit's atlas were sold to Covens & Mortier, in 1710, who sold the atlas for a long period.

back

Novissima et Accuratissima Comitatus Flandriae.

€500  ($490 / £440)
add to cart
questions?
PRINT

Item Number:  29007  new
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Luxembourg
References: Carhart de Wit (2016) - p. 414 #135.1

Antique map of Flanders (Vlaanderen), by Frederick de Wit.

Title: Novissima et Accuratissima Comitatus Flandriae.
Tabula, in qua Novae Liniae, et omnes Urbes, cum suis veris Munitionibus quae Gallis, Hispanis, Batavisq. parent.
Signo notatae ostenduntur per F. de Witt.
Amstelodami cum Privil. Potentiss: D.D. Ordinum Hollandiae Westfrisiaeq.


Date of the first edition: ca. 1707-10.
Date of this map: ca. 1707-10.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Map size: 465 x 560mm (18.31 x 22.05 inches).
Sheet size: 540 x 635mm (21.26 x 25 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: Atlas. Amsterdam, Frederick de Wit, after 1705. (Koeman, III p. 202, Wit16; Carhart p. 159 A157)

Frederick de Wit (1630-1706)

The engraver and map-seller, Frederick de Wit, was born at Gouda (Netherlands) in 1630 as a son of Hendrick Fredericksz de Wit. Through his marriage with Maria van der Waag of Amsterdam in 1661, he obtained the citizenship of the city where he had been working since 1648 and where he became one of the most famous engravers of maps of the second half of the 17th century. Although De Wit was a Catholic, which meant that he was not favoured at the time by the city-council, he was awarded the honour of being listed as one of the "excellent citizen" on the roll of the city council in the years 1694-1704. His name was not written in the book of the Guild of St. Luke before 1664. At that time, he already lived on the Kalverstraat "in de Witte Pascaert", where he stayed until his death in 1706. The earliest dates on maps engraved by him are 1659 (Regni Daniae) and 1660 (Worldmap).

Frederick de Wit published a number of world atlases, a sea atlas, and an atlas of the Netherlands.

The dating of the maps is difficult. As a privilege was granted in 1689, the annotation 'cum privilegio' marks an edition after 1688.

Around 1700 Frederick de Wit entered the market with a town atlas. He produced two volumes with in total 260 plans and views. The majority of these were printed from plates used for the town atlases of Janssonius and Blaeu, respectively.

After his death in 1706, his widow continued the shop until 1709. The plates and stock of De Wit's atlas were sold to Covens & Mortier, in 1710, who sold the atlas for a long period.

Related items

Sea chart of Vlaanderen  & Zeeland, by Pieter Goos.

Paskaert van de Zeeusche en Vlaemsche Kusten, tonende Alle Drooghten, Diepten, en Ondiepten, tusschen t'Eylandt Schouwen en de Hoofden, Curieuselyck Beschreven door Dirck Davidsz 1667
Sea chart of Vlaanderen & Zeeland, by Pieter Goos.
[Item number: 19054]

€3000  ($2940 / £2640)
Flanders (Vlaanderen) by Lodovico Guicciardini.

Flandria. 1612
Flanders (Vlaanderen) by Lodovico Guicciardini.
[Item number: 18166]

€450  ($441 / £396)
Antique map of Vlaanderen - Flandres by Visscher N.

Flandriae Comitatus Pars Australis 1680-1710
Antique map of Vlaanderen - Flandres by Visscher N.
[Item number: 18686]

€325  ($318.5 / £286)
Old antique map of Flanders (Vlaanderen) by A. Ortelius

Flandriae Comitatus Descriptio. 1598
Old antique map of Flanders (Vlaanderen) by A. Ortelius
[Item number: 22821]

€1050  ($1029 / £924)
Old, antique map of Flanders (Vlaanderen) by Gerard de Jode

Exactissima Flandriae Descriptio 1593
Old, antique map of Flanders (Vlaanderen) by Gerard de Jode
[Item number: 11235]

€3500  ($3430 / £3080)
Old, antique map of Flanders (Vlaanderen), by Abraham Ortelius.

Flandria 1579
Old, antique map of Flanders (Vlaanderen), by Abraham Ortelius.
[Item number: 22228]

€900  ($882 / £792)
Flanders (Vlaanderen) by Abraham Ortelius.

Flandriae Comitatus Descriptio. 1612
Flanders (Vlaanderen) by Abraham Ortelius.
[Item number: 22978]

€680  ($666.4 / £598.4)
Old antique map of Flanders (Vlaanderen) by Domenico Zenoi.

Exactissima Flandriae descriptio. Flandria, Caroli V. Aug. Imp. max. natione illustrissima, Belgice provinciae est . . . . Ad signum Bibliothecae Diui Marci. Dominicus Zenoi Venetus excidebat. Venetijs M.D.M.VIIII. 1559
Old antique map of Flanders (Vlaanderen) by Domenico Zenoi.
[Item number: 25774]

€3900  ($3822 / £3432)
Sea chart of Flanders (Vlaanderen), by Henricus Hondius.

Pascaert vande Custe van Vlaenderen, van Walcheren tot Cale en Bouloigne in Vranckrijck. 1641
Sea chart of Flanders (Vlaanderen), by Henricus Hondius.
[Item number: 26318]

€650  ($637 / £572)
Old antique map of Flanders (Vlaanderen), by Pieter Verbiest.

Comitatus Flandria. 1637
Old antique map of Flanders (Vlaanderen), by Pieter Verbiest.
[Item number: 27128]

€3200  ($3136 / £2816)
Old antique chart of Channel - Flanders (Vlaanderen) - Zeeland by Pieter Mortier

Carte Nouvelle des Costes de Hollande, Zeelande, Flandre, Picardie, & Normandie ... Chez Pierre Mortier, 1693. 1700
Old antique chart of Channel - Flanders (Vlaanderen) - Zeeland by Pieter Mortier
[Item number: 27176]

€2000  ($1960 / £1760)
Flanders (Vlaanderen), by Alexis-Hubert Jaillot.

Le comté de Flandres divisé en ses chastellenies et balliages &c. Le Franc de Bruges et le pays de Waes. 1695
Flanders (Vlaanderen), by Alexis-Hubert Jaillot.
[Item number: 27356]

€600  ($588 / £528)