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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.36
Object Name Map
Description Frederick de Wit
Hand-colored engraving
Amsterdam, ca. 1680-1690

Colored map by Frederick de Wit: Mecklenburg, Northern Germany, and surrounding regions. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements or significant Christian sites marked with red castle/cathedral icon, i.e. "Lubeck" middle left of map. Regions, borders, some trees, and small islands, colored, some texture, rivers, bodies of water, some trees, and swamp areas, not colored, some texture. Decorative multicolor title cartouche with six male and female cherubs surrounding five empty coats of arms, top middle left of map, decorative multicolor scale cartouche with a cherub next to a fountain holding a drawing instrument, bottom left of map, multicolor compass, top right of map. Measurement marks surround black and yellow double line border. "61" in brown ink, top right outside of map. Slight toning around edges, smudge mark, top right of map.
Title Meklenburgicus...
Date 1680-1690
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator De Wit, Frederick
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-20.25 W-24.375 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Subjects Germany