"Tabula Comitatus Artesiae", Wit, Frederick de
Period: 1690 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.8 x 18 inches
55.4 x 45.7 cm
A decorative map of the northern province of Artois on the border with Belgium. It is fully engraved to illustrate fortified cities, forests, rivers, roads, and villages. The detail of roads is extraordinary for a map from this period. The title cartouche features an ancient Frank warrior on one side, and a peaceful scene of farmers harvesting wheat on the other.
Sharp impression and original color with some minor toning at bottom. There is an old book shop stamp on verso, not affecting the map.