Auction 135, Lot 474

"Comitatus Hollandiae Tabula Pluribus Locis Recens Emendata", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 18 inches
55.9 x 45.7 cm

This decorative map depicts Utrecht and parts of Friesland and Brabant with their coasts. The details include canals, roads, polders, marshes, and villages with major cities marked in red. The West Frisian Islands are shown in an inset. Compass roses orient north to the right and a variety of sailing vessels fill the seas. A host of mermen pull a sea chariot with the Dutch coat of arms and a pair of surveyors decorate the scale cartouche at bottom. This is De Wit's version of Visscher's very similar map.

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Condition: B+

Lightly toned with slight fading on the original color and a hint of foxing.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/16/2011

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