Netherlands: 17th Century Gelderland Comitatus Zutphaniae original antique map representing the County of Zutphen, by Frederick de Wit 1655. Titled: Comitatus Zutphaniae et Fluminis isulae nova Delineatio aucyore F. De Wit. Following the towns and cities along the banks of the Nederrign and Sint-Jansbeek including Arnhem, Doelburg and Zutphen. The County of Zutphen crest of a Griffin on a blue shield is located in the bottom right hand corner. Original copperplate engraving with hand coloring.
Condition: Original copperplate engraving with hand coloring, slight foxing, but overall clean and complete. Good Condition for age.
In the top edge the title: Comitatus Zutphaniae Et Fluminis Isulae Nova Delineatio Auctore F. de Wit. Compass rose bottom left at the edge. Bottom right the coat of arms of the County of Zutphen adorned with the source god of the Ijssel and two little angels. To the left of this is the scale with angels with measuring equipment. The cities are very clearly represented with their fortifications. The IJssel as a whole is on the map, a large part of the map is also devoted to Overijssel. Publisher's address at the bottom, left of the center: Amsterdam with Frederick de Wit in the Kalverstraet at den Dam in the Witte Pascaert. This is the first state of this map, immediately recognisable by Amsterdam... the Witte Paskaert.
Map makers: Frederik de Wit. Publisher engraver: Frederik de Wit. Frederick de Wit 1629-1706 was known as a map publisher, engraver and map seller. He worked in Amsterdam in the Kalverstraat (the dry Crabben) until 1654 and then in the Witte Paskaert from 1655 to 1706. Upon his death in 1706, the company was continued for a while by his widow Maria until 1709. In 1710, De Wit's plates were sold to Mortier, Van der Aa and Renard.
Size: Sheet app.: 23.5 x 20.75 inches. 60 x 52.5 cm. Image app.: 21.75 x 19 inches. 55 x 48.5 cm