"Daniae, Frisiae, Groningae et Orientalis Frisiae Littora", Wit, Frederick de
Subject: Europe - Northern
Period: 1675 (circa)
Publication: Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas
Color: Hand Color
22.3 x 19.3 inches
56.6 x 49 cm
Interesting, rhumb-line filled sea chart that is centered on Denmark with north oriented to the right. The map focuses only on the coastlines with information including soundings, shoals, banks and anchorages. The sheet features a fabulous cartouche draped with mythical creatures, peasants and livestock. There are also two compass roses and warships battling in the North Sea.
Sharp impression with original color. There is a spot of offsetting and loss in the lower centerfold due to verdigris oxidation that is reinforced with a little archival tape on verso. Light, scattered foxing throughout.