NOVA TOTIUS TERRARUM ORBIS GEOGRAPHICA AC HYDROGRAPHICA TABULA. AUCT. HENR: HONDIO.

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Henricus Hondius


Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula. Auct. Henr: Hondio.

Copper plate engraving, 1630, c.1641.
Image size 15 x 21 3/8" (3.9 x 54.1 cm).
Very good condition with minor repair to lower centerfold. Modern hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 2522
Price: $11,000.00
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This beautiful world map is considered to be one of the great examples from the golden age of Dutch cartography. Richly embellished with portraits of Julius Caesar, Claudius Ptolemy, Jodocus Hondius (Henricus' father), and Gerard Mercator. Representations of the four elements are shown: Fire by Apollo; Aeros, the goddess of Air; Mother Earth, surrounded by flora & fauna; and Water by a siren and sea monsters. Above the cusp of the hemispheres is a celestial globe. Below is an allegorical representation of the goddess, Europa, receiving tribute from Asia, America, and Africa. All these scenes are linked together with a rich garland of fruit. The map includes an early appearance of Australia's Northern Coastline. California is shown as an island.French text on verso. First state of four. Maps

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