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Antique map of the Middle East by de Wit

Stock number: 19461

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Frederick de Wit (biography)


Turcicum Imperium

First Published

Amsterdam, 1670

This Edition



45 x 55 cms




Frederick de Wit's attractive map of the Turkish Empire, covering today's Middle East. The VOC did frequent business in Mocha and in the Gulf.


Stunning original colour. Pristine collector's condition.

Frederick de Wit (1630-1706)

Frederick de Wit was one of the most prominent and successful map engravers and publishers in Amsterdam in the period following the decline of the Blaeu and Jansson establishments, from which he acquired many copper plates when they were dispersed at auction.

His output covered most aspects of map making: sea charts, world atlases, an atlas of the Netherlands, ‘town books' covering plans of towns and cities in the Netherlands and Europe, and wall maps. His work, notable for the beauty of the engraving and colouring, was very popular and editions were issued many years after his death by Pieter Mortier and Covens and Mortier.

(Moreland and Bannister)

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