Map of central Italy by Frederick de Wit (1630-1706) showing the grand duchy of Tuscany and the papal states. Title cartouche is decorated with the ball-motif shield of the Medici family; the papal states are represented by the Keys of St. Peter on a shield. Detail on the map includes a road that extends from Rimina on the Gulf of Venetia to Piacenza in the northeast. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
Map of central Europe by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701). Map extends from France in the west to Poland in the east and from Croatia and Italy in the south to the Netherlands in the north. The Hapsburg eagle holds the title banner in the upper left cartouche. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
One of three maps by Nicolaes Visscher (1649-1702) collectively showing the entire length of the Danube. This map depicts the upper Danube from its start in Germany to Bratislava (Presburg on map). Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
One of three maps by Nicolaes Visscher (1649-1702) collectively showing the entire length of the Danube. This map covers the middle part of the river from Linz through Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, to just east of Belgrade. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
One of three maps by Nicolaes Visscher (1649-1702) collectively showing the entire length of the Danube. This map depicts the lower Danube from Belgrade to its mouth in the Black Sea. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
Map by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) covers the Danube River from Germany to the Black Sea. Depicts all of the Balkans, Hungary, Romania and parts of Austria, Italy and Germany. The map was apparently printed at the height of the Ottoman wars against the European powers in the late seventeenth century. A table in the lower left depicts the names of cities in the Hungarian kingdom that were lost to the Ottomans and when they were recovered to date. The latest date on the table is 1687. However, according to the table, the recapture of Buda (Budapest) took place in 1686 but an examination of Buda on the map reveals a date of 1688. Other known examples of this map include the recovery of Belgrade (Belgrado) in 1688 in the table although this version of the map does not. It is possible this map was printed immediately before the Siege of Belgrade in 1688 or after 1690 when the city was reclaimed by the Turks (and the subsequent reference to Belgrado in the table may have been expunged). Title cartouche depicts a Christian saint and the Hapsburg eagle. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
Map of the Peloponnese in southern Greece by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701). Written next to many cities on the map (Athens, Corinth) are the dates they were recovered by the Venetians from Ottoman control. Latest date found on map is 1687. Title cartouche depicts the Venetian lion towering over Turkish soldiers. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
A map of Turkish possessions including Egypt and Greece by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) shows the Arabian peninsula in the center. A decorative cartouche adorned with several costumed figures, a pyramid, and lions. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
This map was engraved by Frederick de Wit (1630-1706), one of the most prominent and successful publishers in Amsterdam. The Holy Land extends from Sidon and Damascus to the Wilderness of Pharan in the Sinai. The decoration in the map relates to the Old Testament. At the bottom of the map is a depiction of an encampment of the Israelites during Exodus. The Twelve Tribes are around the perimeter and in the center the Tabernacle is illustrated with the Levites in attendance. Moses is at the left holding his staff and his brother Aaron is opposite. The caption in the sea refers to Lebanese cedars being sent by King Hiram of Tyre to King Solomon. The theme of the richness of the Promised Land is emphasized with the beautiful garland supported by the angels across the top, containing fruit, grapes and flowers. North oriented to the right. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
This map was engraved by Johannes L'Huilier and corrected by Frederick de Wit (1630-1706). The map encompasses the regions from India to Southern China, Taiwan, the Philippines, the East Indies and Indonesia with parts of northwest Australia identified as Hollandia Nova. Many islands with their ports are shown. The title cartouche at the top right is surrounded by turbaned warriors and native figures. 52 x 62cm.