DESCRIPTION: Beautiful antique sea chart of north-west Africa. 1680. This chart was created by Frederick de Wit (1630-1706) a Dutch cartographer residing at the time in Amsterdam. A large cartouche at the top shows what is apparently a slave market with captive Africans bound kneeling as strange lizards roam the foreground.
The chart is decorated with images of sailing vesels and with numerous rhumb lines. Coverage extends from Cabo Blanco past cape Verde to the Congo River and beyond.
CREATOR: de Wit, Frederick
PUBLICATION DATE: 1680
GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Africa
BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean
Some age toning and spots but has good margins and strong paper with no losses. Some bleed-trough noticeable on verso, particulary on the green color as is common.
COLORING: Beautiful old hand-color.