‘Orbis’ antique world map glass Vase

‘Orbis’ antique world map glass Vase


2 in stock (can be backordered)

This antique 17c double hemisphere world map is rich in cartographic detail with highly decorative border illustrations.

  • Vase ‘curve’ Glass
  • 20cm or 8″ high.
  • individually hand decorated ‘one off’ piece.
  • made by Rob or Andy in our studio by the sea.
  • Available in a  range of glassware.
  • Dishwasher. never put glassware in the dishwasher.
  • free UK delivery for orders over £30.


2 in stock (can be backordered)


Glass Vase, hand decorated with sections of an antique 17c double hemisphere world map.

‘Orbis’ English bone china tableware is based upon Frederick De Wit’s first world map of 1668.
Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula’

The map has four large lively allegorical scenes representing the four elements.
Fire is shown by war and destruction, air by the heavens, earth by harvesting and husbandry, and water by sailing ships and a spouting whale.

Frederick de Wit was born to a Protestant family in 1629/30 in Gouda, a small city in the province of Holland.  By 1648, during the height of the Dutch Golden Age, De Wit had moved from Gouda to Amsterdam. As early as 1654 he had opened a printing office and shop.  His first world map, ‘Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula’  appeared around 1660. De Wit published no fewer than 158 land maps and 43 charts on separate folio sheets. The maps by Frederick de Wit are highly decorative and highly prized both by museums and private collectors.


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