F De Wit 1661
This rare, extremely decorative edition was De Wit's first world map
19.5" x 17" or 24.5" x 17" (50 x 43 or 62 x 43 cms)
World Map - F De Wit from £29.95
adapted with minor amendments from Blaeu's classic wall map of 1648 and
from the atlas De Zee-Atlas Ofte Water-Wereld by Hendrik Doncker and published in 1661.
Richly embellished with fascinating cameos featuring the four elements: earth (rural); air (gods and zodiac); fire (battle), and water (shipping). Original editions are now much sought after and carry a price-tag in excess of 5,000 Euros.