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73/5757 Worldmaps Nova Orbis Tabula
73/5757 [Worldmaps]. "Nova Orbis Tabula". Handcol. engr. map with allegorical scenes in corners, 46,5x54,5 cm., Amst., F. de Wit, ±1680.

- Three small closed tears in margins (1x on central fold) and one larger closed tear in right margin; two vague horizontal folds.

= Shirley 451, 2nd state, with the cusps filled with cherubs and with the added border. This is the second plate of c.1680 showing "Nova Guinea" and "Quiri Regio" in the outer left margin of the left hemisphere. "Whatever its precise date, De Wit's map is one of the most attractive of its time. The brilliant scenes in the corners combine images of the four seasons, the elements, and the signs of the zodiac in a well-balanced and naturalistic way."

€ (1.500-2.500) 1900