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Hand-Colored 18th Century Map of Germany West of the Rhine by de Wit

$1,475

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This original 18th century hand-colored map of the county of Moers, Germany entitled "Illustrissimo Celsissmo Principi GUILIELMO HENRICO D.G. Arausionum Principi Domino suo Clementissimo Hanc COMITATUS MEURSENSIS et Annexarum Dinastiarum" by Frederick de Wit was published in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier in 1721. It depicts Moers, Germany on the west bank of the Rhine River. The colorful title cartouche in the lower left quadrant includes a Coat of Arms along with a Lion and an Eagle at the top and is flanked by a man on the left and a woman on the right. This attractive mat is presented in a cream-colored mat, measuring 30" wide and 27.5" high. There is slight discoloration in the right upper and lower corners and left lower margin, as well as faint discoloration in the left map periphery. The map is otherwise in excellent condition. Frederick de Wit (circa 1630-1706) moved to Amsterdam from Gouda in 1646. He learned cartography from the famous Dutch cartographer, Willem Blaeu. De Wit opened his own map and printing business in 1654. His success gradually expanded his business and by the 1670s he was publishing atlases.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.5 in. (69.85 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Depth: 0.13 in. (3.31 mm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    EngravedPaper
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1721
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Alamo, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: # 16111stDibs: LU5206220483032

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