Decorative Antique Map of Africa with City Views and Costumed Figures

Productnr.: BG-Roo-8

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Antique map titled 'Nova Africa Descriptio'. Third state of this decorative map of Africa, published by Frederick De Wit in Amsterdam. The map includes decorative panels showing birdseye views of Alcair, Alexandria, Alger, Tunis, Tanger and Ceuta across the top and 8 costumed figures along the sides. Two large ornate cartouches.

Frederik de Wit was a Dutch cartographer and artist. By 1648, during the height of the Dutch Golden Age, De Wit had moved from Gouda to Amsterdam. As early as 1654, he had opened a printing office and shop under the name "De Drie Crabben" (the Three Crabs) which was also the name of his house on the Kalverstraat. In 1655, De Wit changed the name of his shop to the "Witte Pascaert" (the White Chart). Under this name De Wit and his firm became internationally known.

Condition: Good. Age-related toning. Original / contemporary hand coloring. Professional repair on folding line, with backing paper. Few small tears in margins. Blank verso. Please study image carefully.

Date: c.1670

Overall size: 60 x 52 cm.