Antique Map of Central Europe, centered on Germany

Productnr.: BG-09154

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Antique map titled 'Nova et prae caeteris aliis Correcta Germaniae (..)'. A very detailed map of central Europe, centered on Germany. It extends from Belgium and The Netherlands through Pomerania in the north, and from eastern France to Croatia in the south. The map is embellished with a title cartouche featuring a knight, an eagle and putti. Published by F. de Wit, Amsterdam, circa 1680.

Frederick de Wit (1629-1706) was known as a map publisher, engraver and seller. He worked in Amsterdam from the Kalverstraat ('Bij den Dam inde dry Crabben' to 1654 and then from 'In de Witte Paskaert' from 1655 to 1706). He produced a large amount of cartographic material including separate terrestrial maps and sea charts, sea and terrestrial atlases, wall maps, and town views. Many of his maps were colored by master Dutch colourists of his day such as Dirck van Santen. De Wit also acquired numerous copperplates from those auctioned by the Blaeu and Janssonius publishing houses sometime after 1674 and republished these works, often with his imprint added. On his death in 1706, The business was continued for a time by his widow Maria untill 1709. In 1710, the De Wit plates were sold to Mortier, Van der Aa, and Renard.

Condition: Good. Some small marginal tears. General age-related toning. Minor wear and soiling. Please study image carefully.

Date: c.1680

Overall size: 62 x 52.5 cm.