South East Asia by F. de Wit c.1670
Title: Tabula Indiae Orientalis. Emendata a F. De Wit
Attractive hand coloured mid- to late 17th century map covering all South East Asia. The map encompasses the region from India to Southern China, Taiwan and the Philippines with parts of Northwest Australia identified as Hollandia Nova. Attractive title cartouche top right surrounded by turbaned warriors and native figures.
Engraved by Joannes Lhuilier of Amsterdam for Frederick de Wit (1603 â€“ 1706) and published in De Witâ€™s world atlas, â€śAtlas sive description Terrarum Orbisâ€ť around 1670. Frederick De Wit, an apprentice of William Blaeu, founded his own printing house in Amsterdam in 1648 and became one of the most prominent and successful map engravers and publishers in Amsterdam following the decline of the Blaeu and Jansson establishments.
Dimensions: 45.8 x 56.8 cm, (plate).
Coloring: Modern, old style
Technique: Copperplate engraving
Inventory No. M2394
Price: On request.