C1680

Accuratiffima totius Asiae Tabula

Mapmaker:

Frederik de Wit (1630 - 1706)

Early detailed map of the East Indies, a fine example of the height of the Dutch cartographic era demonstrating European interest in Asia in the search for spices.

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S/N: ASI-1680-WITT–184499
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Full Title:

Accuratiffima totius Asiae Tabula

Date:

C1680

Mapmaker:

Frederik de Wit (1630 - 1706)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original engraving

Image Size: 

580mm 
x 500mm
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Accuratiffima totius Asiae Tabula - Antique Map from 1680

Genuine antique
dated:

1680

Description:

Early detailed map of the East Indies, a fine example of the height of the Dutch cartographic era demonstrating European interest in Asia in the search for spices.

Mapmaker:

Frederick De Wit (1630 – 1706)

In 1648 De Wit opened a publishing office in Amsterdam under the name De Witte Pascaert. The first map that was both engraved and dated by De Wit was that if Denmark in 1659. In 1675, De Wit released a nautical atlas. Besides atlases, he published 124 land maps and 27 sea maps on seperate sheets. He was one of the great Dutch mapmakers, his maps were known for the intricate engraving and beautiful colouring. His maps can be found in institutions all over the world such as: The Amsterdam University Library, Harvard Map Collection, Yale University Beinecke Library, The Library of Congress, Hungarian National Library, and the collection bequeathed by William Dixson to the State Library of New South Wales.

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