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1660. Mantua

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Mantua information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 1640x1208 px
Disk Size: 
 722615B
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Amsterdam
Author: 

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  22.78 х 16.78
Printing at 150 dpi 
 10.93 х 8.05
Printing at 300 dpi 
 5.47 х 4.03

Scarce birdseye view of Mantua, from a rare Dutch Townbook, pubished by De Wit.

De Wit (1629 ca.-1706) was a mapmaker and mapseller who was born in Gouda but who worked and died in Amsterdam. He moved to the city in 1648, where he opened a printing operation under the name of The Three Crabs; later, he changed the name of his shop to The White Chart. From the 1660s onward, he published atlases with a variety of maps; he is best known for these atlases and his Dutch town maps. After Frederik’s death in 1706, his wife Maria ran the shop for four years before selling it. Their son, Franciscus, was a stockfish merchant and had no interest in the map shop. At the auction to liquidate the de Wit stock, most of the plates went to Pieter Mortier, whose firm eventually became Covens & Mortier, one of the biggest cartography houses of the eighteenth century.


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Number of pages:
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Place:
Amsterdam
Author:
Frederick De Wit.
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