Antique Map of the Region of Arnhem and the Veluwe by De Wit (c.1690)

  • Condition: Very good, original/contemporary hand coloring. General age-related toning, blank verso. Minor wear and foxing. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1690
  • Overall size: 62 x 52.5 cm.
  • Image size: 56 x 46 cm.

€ 676,50($ 796.17 / £ 617.71)

Description: Antique map titled 'Ducatus Geldriae tetrachia Arnhemiensis sive Velavia'. Beautiful map of the region of Arnhem and the Veluwe region, Gelderland, the Netherlands.

Artists and Engravers: Published by F. de Wit. 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.