Map : ‘Comitatus Zutphaniae sive Geldriae Tetrachiae Zutphaniensis Isalae Fluvii Correctissima Descriptio denovo revisa, accurate divisa, et edta per F. de Witt.’ Beautiful detailed map showing the regions of Gelderland, Flevoland and OverIjssel of The Netherlands by Frederick de Wit. The cities of Arnhem, Doesburg, Zutphen, Deventer and Kampen are shown along the Nederrijn River. The surrounding the villages, rivers, forests and canals of the region are also depicted. A decorative title cartouche is in the lower right corner.
Made by an anonymous engraver after Frederick de Wit.
Medium: engraving / etching with original old hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 63.5 x 53.5 cm (25 x 21.06 inch). Image size: 57 x 48 cm. (22.44 x 18.9 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Original middle fold. Middle fold reinforced on the back. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
THE NETHERLANDS-COMITATUS ZUTPHANIAE-ZUTPHEN-GELDERLAND | DP-A1-001-30
Original antique map by Frederick de Wit, published ca. 1670. Artists and Engravers: Frederick de Wit.
Biography artist: Frederick de Wit (1629-1706) was known as a map publisher, engraver and seller. He worked in Amsterdam from the Kalverstraat (‘Bij den Dam inde dry Crabben’ to 1654 and then from ‘In de Witte Paskaert’ from 1655 to 1706). He produced a large amount of cartographic material including separate terrestrial maps and sea charts, sea and terrestrial atlases, wall maps, and town views. Many of his maps were colored by master Dutch colourists of his day such as Dirck van Santen. De Wit also acquired numerous copperplates from those auctioned by the Blaeu and Janssonius publishing houses sometime after 1674 and republished these works, often with his imprint added. On his death in 1706, The business was continued for a time by his widow Maria untill 1709. In 1710, the De Wit plates were sold to Mortier, Van der Aa, and Renard.