DE WIT, Frederick. Nova Orbis Tabula, in Lucem Edita, Amsterdam: ca. 1680. Hand-coloured engraved twin-hemisphere map with 2 smaller maps of the North and South Poles, border, cherubs in cusps, "Nova Guinea" and "Quiri Regio" in left hand hemisphere (a few spots, marginal tear at foot of centrefold), 480 x 566mm. Shirley The Mapping of the World 451: " ... De Wit's map is one of the most attractive of its time. The brilliant scenes in the corners combine images of the four seasons, the elements, and the signs of the zodiac in a well-balanced and naturalistic way" (Shirley).
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