By: Frederick De Wit
Date: 1675 (published) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 18.5 x 22.25 inches (47 x 57.2 cm)
This is an elegant sea chart of the western Mediterranean extending from the Strait of Gibraltar to the Adriatic Sea. The map was published out of Amsterdam in 1675 by Fredrick de Wit as part of Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas.
As with most sea charts, numerous capes, coastal cities, ports, islands and navigational hazards are listed while the interior of both Europe and Africa are completely void of cartographic detail. Rhumb lines radiate from several compass roses throughout the map, providing a directional reference to ships at sea. Two ornate title cartouches adorn the interiors of Barbaria and Western Europe.
Condition: Map is in A condition with original color, some light foxing and full margins on all sides. Minor centerfold separations that are confined to the margins have been repaired on the verso. Some other minor edge splits are apparent.
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