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Nova Africae Tabula Auctore Jodoco Hondio - Mercator-Hondius, 1609.
This is an attractive map by Jodocus Hondius showing the continent of Africa.
"Hondius map of Africa is an important transitional map, bridging the earlier work of Ortelius, Mercator and others, with the more modern maps of Willem Blaeu in 1608, Claesz. in 1617, and others.
The geography for this map is taken from a variety of sources. Some of the interior of Africa is based on Mercator's 1595 map of Africa, but numerous additions and changes have been made. Hondius had access to the books of exploration of Africanus, Pigafetta (based on the travel account of Duarte Lopez), Ramusion, De Barros, and others. These were supplemented by the more recent Dutch sources such as Van Linschoten's Itinerario with the two maps of the Southern portion of Africa based on Portuguese sources.
... This map of Africa was issued along with Gerard Mercator's 1595 map, Africa ex magna orbis terre... in the various editions of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas up to 1630." (Betz)
Size: 37.5 x 50.5cm (14.6 x 19.6 inches)
Verso text: French
Condition: Old coloured, light age-toned.
Condition Rating: A
References: Betz, 52; Van der Krogt 1, 8600:1B; Norwich O.I., 27.
From: Gerardi Mercatoris - L'Atlas ou méditations Cosmographiques de la Fabrique du Monde et Figure d'Iceluy. Commencé en Latin par le trà¨s docte Gerard Mercator, parachevé per Jodocus Hondius. Amsterdam, 1609. (Van der Krogt 1, 111)
Item number: 22477
Price: 950 Euro
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