DE WIT, Frederick.
Amsterdam, 1641-1680. 435 x 490.
Fine original colour; minor spotting, but overall a fine example.
The South polar map after Henricus Hondius and originally published 1641 and in subsequent editions by Janssonius. Shows native scenes of hunting and food preparation in the spandrels. Bottom right is pictured a penguin and penguin hunting. Geographical detail includes a south and western coastline for Australia and an incomplete coast for New Zealand and with Antarctica, delineated partly by island chains and partly by line. The title was removed after 1645 and in 1657 the Islands of Amsterdam and Paulo have been added for the first time. This edition published without title cartouche and no text on the verso.
TOOLEY: The Mapping of Australia, pp.98.