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Scandinavia a Hand Colored 17th Century Map by Frederick de Wit

US$1,575

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A large 17th century hand colored copperplate engraved map entitled "Novissima nec non Perfectissima Scandinaviae Tabula comprehendens Regnorum Sueciae, Daniae et Norvegiae distincte divisam descriptionem", published in Amsterdam in 1680 by Frederick de Wit in his "Atlas Major". This is a striking attractive map of Scandinavia, which includes the Baltic Sea, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and portions of Germany, Poland and present-day Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. It demonstrates extensive detail of Scandinavia's rugged coastline, fjords, islands, lakes, rivers, forests and mountains. The large beautiful colorful cartouche, containing red, pink, teal and gold features, depicts a warrior with a sword and shield, a muscular man with a large hammer, four cherubs and the royal heraldic coats of arms of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The map is presented in a yellow/gold color mat, which picks up the color of the border and of portions of the map and of the cartouche. The mat, which is suitable for framing, has a mylar window and the map is secured in the mat by mylar corners. It measures 24" x 26.5" and the sheet measures 21" x 24.25". There is a central vertical fold, as issued. There is some color offset in the left upper map from the right side of the map resulting from the map having been folded in an atlas, possibly for hundreds of years. There is a short tear in the left upper margin of the sheet, which does not involve the map. The map is otherwise in excellent condition. Frederick de Wit (1629-1706) was a prominent 17th and early 18th century Dutch engraver and cartographer. He launched his engraving and publishing business in 1654 and published his first atlas in 1662. In 1695 he purchased a large portion of the inventory of the plates from the famous Blaeu publishing business.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: 0.13 in. (3.31 mm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Paper,Engraved
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Late 17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    1680
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Alamo, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 16161stDibs: LU5206218525482

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    Ships From: Alamo, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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