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Frederick De Wit: Pascaert van de Noord Zee | Mare Germanicum ad Amelandia ad Promontoria Caleti et Doverae

Map: GB1378
 
Cartographer: Frederick De Wit
Title: Pascaert van de Noord Zee | Mare Germanicum ad Amelandia ad Promontoria Caleti et Doverae
Date: 1675
Published: Amsterdam
Width: 23 inches / 59 cm
Height: 19 inches / 49 cm
Map ref: GB1378
Description:
Fine Dutch Golden Age chart of the North Sea. The map shows the English coastline of the counties Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex to Kent.

Across the Channel, the coastline is shown from Calais and Dunkirk in France to the northern-most point of the Netherlands. Major cities such as Burgge, Antwerp and Ansterdam are shown with typical European fortification symbol.

This is the first edition of this chart, which would have originally been published in de Wit’s 1675 atlas "Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas", which have been attributed to notable engraver Romeyn de Hooghe.

A handsome and highly decorative cartouche embellishes the lower right hand corner of the map - a trading scene depicting a Dutchman surround by figures representing the colonies controlled by the Dutch East India Company offering goods such as ivory, and Roman god Mercury (god of merchants, travellers and messenger) overseeing the transaction.

Original hand colour. [GB1378]