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1680 - Nova Orbis Tabula in Lucem Edita A.F. De Wit

Map makerSizeMap IDCondition
Frederick De Wit 550 x 465 mmD15 / M142 / I60Please contact us for a condition report

De Wit's decorative world map in twin hemispheres with allegorical scenes in the corners.

Regarded as one of the finest maps of its kind. The marvellous scenes in the corners combine an allegorical representation of the four seasons, the elements and the signs of the Zodiac. De Wit's terrestrial map exhibits all the attributes of the finest Dutch world maps, produced during the golden era of Dutch mapmaking. Australia and New Zealand are charted to include the discoveries of Tasman from both his voyages in 1642-43 & 1644. Terra Australis Incognita is not charted and California is shown as an island.

De Wit also illustrates two smaller hemispherical representations of the Arctic and Antarctic poles.

This information is adopted from the Printed World catalogue series, one of the most enjoyable and informative Australian Antique map catalogues available, created and compiled by Simon Dewez.

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