C1670

Insula sive Regnum Siciliae urbibus praecipuis exornatum et novissime editum

Mapmaker:

Frederick De Wit (1630 - 1706)

First state of this spectacular map of Sicily with the original title and without privilege. There are five insets Top left : Messina Lower left : Milazzo Centre left : Palermo Centre right: Catania Lower ight : Trapano

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S/N: ITA-1670-WIT–184399
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Full Title:

Insula sive Regnum Siciliae urbibus praecipuis exornatum et novissime editum

Date:

C1670

Mapmaker:

Frederick De Wit (1630 - 1706)

Condition:

Small repaired tear lower centre fold, with 5mm triangle of reinstated paper in lower border area, otherwise in good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Original engraving

Image Size: 

585mm 
x 495mm
AUTHENTICITY
Insula sive Regnum Siciliae urbibus praecipuis exornatum et novissime editum - Antique Map from 1670

Genuine antique
dated:

1670

Description:

First state of this spectacular map of Sicily with the original title and without privilege.

There are five insets Top left : Messina Lower left : Milazzo Centre left : Palermo Centre right: Catania Lower ight : Trapano

Mapmaker:

Frederick de Wit (1630-1706)

De Wit was a Dutch mathematician and cartographer who had been apprenticed to Willem Blaeu.  1648 De Wit opened a printing office in Amsterdam under the name De Witte Pascaert. The first map that was both engraved and dated by De Wit was that of Denmark in 1659. In 1675 De Wit released a nautical atlas. Besides atlases, he published 124 land maps and 27 sea maps on separate sheets. He was one of the leading mapmakers of Golden Period map making.

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