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Frederick de WIT (1630 - 1706)
Novissima præ cæteris aliis accuratissima Regnorum Angliæ, Scotiæ Hiberniæ
1690. Nuova e revisionata carta delle isole britanniche di Frederick De Wit. Estremamente decorativo il cartiglio del titolo e le armi reali di William e Mary (1689-94) sopra la scala miliare in basso a sinistra. Esemplare nel primo stato. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, sapiente lavoro di restauro alle estremità dei margini e sulla piega centrale, altrimenti in ottime condizioni. Fine decorative map of Britain that includes an inset of the Faro, Shetland and Orkney Islands. The cartography of Ireland follows Petty's surveys and the map is fully engraved with political information. The title cartouche is surrounded by clouds in which putti display the coats of arms of England, Scotland and Ireland. The scale of miles is further embellished with the royal coat of arms during the reign of William and Mary (1689-94) and several figures. This is the second state. This example appears to be state 1. Original color with some light spots and two cracks due to the oxidation of the green pigment, although paper is otherwise supple. Shirley, Mapping of the British Isles 1650-1750, De Wit 6
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [Italy]
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