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The title page to the Atlas Major by Frederick de Wit dating to after 1688 according to Koeman. The allegorical scene features a group of cherubs sat on top of the globe. De Wit (1630 – 1706) was one of the most prominent and successful map engravers and publishers in Amsterdam in the period following the decline of the Blaeu and Jansson establishments. He acquired many copper plates from these firms when they were dispersed at auction. His output covered most aspects of map making sea charts, world atlases, an atlas of the Netherlands, ‘town books’ covering plans of towns and cities in the Netherlands and Europe, and wall maps. His work, notable for the beauty of the engraving and colouring, was very popular and editions were issued many years after his death by Pierre Mortier and later the firm of Covens and Mortier. Koeman (1967-70) Wit 14.
DE WIT, Frederick

Atlas Major

Amsterdam, c.1690
470 x 280 mm., in full early wash colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 10779
£ 275
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