8 December 2015
WIT, Frederick de (1630-1706). Terra Nova, ac Maris Tractus circa Novam Franciam, Angliam, Belgium, Venezuelam Novam Andalusiam, Guianam et Brasiliam / Terra Neuf, en de Custen van Nieuw Vranckryck, Nieu Engeland, Nieu Nederland, Nieu Andalusia, Guiana en Venezuela. Amsterdam: Louis Renard, ca. 1715.
Engraved map of the Atlantic, hand-colored, image 480 x 560 mm, showing the east coast of North America, elaborate figural cartouches, four galleons on the Atlantic. Framed (not examined out of frame).
Third state of De Wit’s map of the Atlantic derived from Theunis Jacobsz ca. 1650. Louis Renard altered the imprint only. The elaborate cartouches were most probably the work of Romein de Hooghe. The sea chart of the coast of New England, the Caribbean Islands and the coast of Venezuela, was first published in Frederick de Wit’s Zee Atlas. Burden 469.
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