Auction 96, Lot 260

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

Subject: Europe

Period: 1690 (published)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19.1 inches
57.9 x 48.5 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.


Condition: A

Expert repair of centerfold (including a small tear at center) and some marginal tears. Original color, lightly refreshed.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,100

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/12/2001