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Copper engraving map Asia Asiae Nova Descriptio F. de Wit 1690
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Copper engraving map Asia Asiae Nova Descriptio F. de Wit 1690

Very interesting and fine coloured copper engraving map by Frederik de Wit: 'Asiae Nova Descriptio' - a map illustrating Asia and several of its inhabitans and cities. Published in Amsterdam, 1690.

SIZE: about w 59,2 cm x h 49,0 cm

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Very interesting and fine coloured copper engraving map by Frederik de Wit: 'Asiae Nova Descriptio' - a map illustrating Asia and several of its inhabitans and cities. Published in Amsterdam, 1690.

CARTOGRAPHER:
Frederik de Wit (1610 - 1698) was a Dutch publisher, copper engraver and cartographer and founder of the publishing house "De Wit".

TITLE:
'Asiae Nova Descriptio.'

DESCRIPTION:
Copper engraving map by Frederik de Wit in contemporary and fine colouring, published in Amsterdam, 1690.
This map illustrates Asia inter alia with the regions of Arabia, India, Indonesia, China and Japan and Russia as well as adjacent areas in North Africa and Europe. Characterized are important towns, rivers, cordilleras and several regions, the borders are emphasized with different colours. On each side of the illustration four small images with inhabitans of Asia and their dresses. The front frame shows 6 small images of the cities Hormuz, Aden, Jerusalem, Damascus, Rhodes and Famagusta. The map is furthermore decorated with a beautiful title cartouche.

SIZE:
leaf: about w 59,2 cm x h 49,0 cm
map: about w 56,2 cm x h 44,0 cm

CONDITION:
- in good preservation
- good paper quality and strong print with colouring in high contrast
- age appropriate toning and partly stains
- some damages and cracks restored by professional, especially in the middle fold, just minimal signs of image loss
- center fold smoothed
- some parts with thin paper

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