NOVA PERSIAE ARMENIAE NATOLIAE ET ARABIAE
Mint condition in full original colour ..stunning example ..
Decorative and highly desireable map of the region bounded by the Saudi Peninsula, Red Sea, Nile River, Cyprus, Asia Minor, the Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean, Armenia, the Caspian Sea, Afganistan and the Indian Ocean, centered on the Persian Gulf. Includes two attractive cartouches, ships at sea and marvelous geographical detail within the map. One of the few available Dutch maps to mention Armenia in the title of the map and one of the most detailed of the region.
Tibbits, entry 12, plate 12.
code : M4086
Cartographer : WIT Frederick De
Date : 1680 Amsterdam
Size : 48*56.5 cmd
availability : Available
Price : £785
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.