Auction 153, Lot 509

"Insula Gaditana, Vulgo Isla de Cadiz", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Cadiz, Spain

Period: 1695 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 14.9 inches
50 x 37.8 cm

A handsome map of Cadiz and the surrounding area. Cadiz is depicted with a bird's-eye plan, with a number of ships sailing in the surrounding waters. Roads, buildings, fields, and a bridge are shown. The strapwork title cartouche features a multitude of putti and merfolk. First published by Johannes Blaeu in 1662, this edition bears the imprint of de Wit, who purchased many of Blaeu's copperplates.


Condition: A

A dark impression with attractive color, wide margins, and printer's ink residue. Minor marginal soiling with a few creases and tiny tears along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/20/2015