PCT-58015

Hellas seu Graecia Universa - De Wit (1680)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Repaired minor paper separation lower middle fold. A few small spots, mainly in the margins. A few minor soft creases. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1680
  • Overall size: 22,8 x 19,3 inch
  • Image size: 20,9 x 17,1 inch
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Description: Antique print, titled: 'Hellas seu Graecia Universa.' - Detailed map of Greece, with Crete, the Aegean Islands, and part of Turkey. With two cartouches, compass rose and scale. Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Frederik/Frederick de Wit ' after an anonymous artist. Frederik/Frederick de Wit (Amsterdam 1630-1706), was a famous engraver and publisher in Amsterdam. He acquired many of the printing plates of Blaeu and Janssonius when it came to auction. His map were very popular because of the quality of the engravings and the beautiful colouring. After his death his work was re-issued by Pieter Mortier and Covens & Mortier.