Auction 93, Lot 196

"Totius Fluminis Rheni Novissima", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Rhine River

Period: 1688 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 18.2 inches
53.1 x 46.2 cm

Two maps one sheet, one above the other, charting the course of the Rhine River. Beginning on the top map, from its spring at the Bodensee in Switzerland, through the eastern part of Germany and transitioning to the bottom map with its course through western Germany, the Netherlands, and flowing into the North Sea. The upper map has a decorative title cartouche with four figures and the bottom map contains a distance scale cartouche flanked by two cherubs with tiny ships sailing in the sea.


Condition: B

Separation on bottom fold affecting about 1" of map and closed with archival tape. Couple of very unobtrusive spots.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/6/2000