Attractive and sought after map of the Middle East covers the region from Turkey and Egypt to Afghanistan with the Arabian peninsula prominently shown. The detail in Arabia is based on Sanson's map of 1654, one of the largest scaled and best detailed maps of the region until the mid-seventeenth century.

The decorative title cartouche features several exotic figures, animals and a merchant ship. A mapmaker works atop the scale of miles cartouche using dividers and other tools of the trade.

Good original hand colour , some occasional v light spotting.

Very good condition.

Ref: Tibbetts #121; Ankary #77.

code : M3492

Cartographer : WIT Frederick De

Date : 1680 Amsterdam

Size : 47*55.5 cms

availability : Sold

Price : Sold

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Frederick De Wit (1610-1698) was a prolific Dutch engraver and publisher, active in Amsterdam in the second half of the seventeenth century. He acquired a number of copperplates from the sale of the Blaeu and Jansson stocks to supplement his own plates, thus having a stock of about four hundred maps. De Wit’s own maps are noted for the fine standard of engraving, invariably well designed and decorative. They were very popular amongst his contemporaries, being reprinted many times both by himself and his successors, the Mortiers.