Auction 133, Lot 373

"Nova et Accurata Totius Europae Descriptio", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Europe

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19.2 inches
57.9 x 48.8 cm

Finely engraved large map of Europe with the characteristic detail of this prominent Dutch cartographer. It is richly ornamented with a variety of ships sailing the seas, a compass rose, a sea monster, Europa shown riding Zeus in the form of a bull, and several putti holding the title banner aloft. Engraved by Abraham Deur with his signature at bottom center.


Condition: B+

There is a hint of toning on centerfold with an expert repair of the lower fold, a small tear at center, and some minor tears in the blank margins.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/1/2010