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)
large wall map
four examples known
the best map of Holland
the only wall map with explorer's tracks
in pristine condition and colour
Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula Auct. F. de Wit
South East Asia and Australia
Orientaliora Indiarum Orientalium cum Insulis Adjacentibus a Promontorio C. Comori ad Iapan. Pascaert van t' Ooster gedeelte van Oost Indien van C. Comorin tot Iapan.