Item #8206 Regni Sueciae Tabula Generalis. F. Sweden/ Norway/ Finland. DE WIT.

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With Superb Original Color
[Amsterdam, c. 1690]

Regni Sueciae Tabula Generalis.

19 5/8 x 22 ½ inches. Fine original color; reinforced oxidized areas & bottom of centerfold, light staining along centerfold, overall very good.

A most attractive map with rich Dutch coloring of the period of Scandinavia centering on Sweden and Finland but including eastern Norway. Also depicted are all of present-day Estonia and part of Latvia along with a portion of northwestern Russia. The coats-of-arms of several of these nations adorn the cartouche.

Wit, Frederick de. (1629  or 1630 – 1706) b. Gouda d. Amsterdam. Prolific map publisher, engraver and seller whose work encompassed the full range of cartographic production, including sea and world atlases, wall maps and ‘town books’ containing plans and views of Dutch and other European towns and cities. He operated from premises on the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam ‘by den Dam inde dry Crabben’ (1654); ‘in de Witte Paskaert” (from 1655-1706). He acquired copperplates of town books by Blaeu and Janssonious from Abraham Wolfgang some time after 1674 and republished these works. In 1688 de Wit obtained a priviledge from the States General to publish his maps; atlases published after this date carry the marking ‘cum privilegio’. His geographical maps established his fame and were still in demand many years after the closure of business; they were sold until 1763 by Covens and Mortier.

Price: $675.00

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