Arctic Regions. 1680? De Wit, Frederick Poli Arctici et circumiacentium terrarum descriptio novissima per Fredericum de Wit Amstelodami. [Amsterdam, 1680?] Coloured. "Gedruckt i Amsteldam by Frederick de Wit in de Valverstract aen den Dam in de Wit paseaert"
Part of Robert Lloyd Hunter collection
A highly decorative piece consisting of a circular map 17 in. in diameter of the Arctic set within a rectangle 19 x 17 in. with its remaining portions filled with remarkable coloured vignettes of whaling scenes in the northern regions. The Arctic is shown in its standard form for this period ... with Northwest America absent due to lack of available knowledge.