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Hondius 1631 western hemisphere with polar inserts

Place/Date: Amsterdam / ca. 1639
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Title: America noviter delineata
Dimensions
37.7 x 49.8 cm (14¾ x 19½ in)
Identifier
NL-00044
Coloring
Uncolored
Condition Rating
VG

Description

North and South America, with insets of both polar regions. Only slight indication is given of the Great Lakes, California is still part of the mainland, and there is a very large lake in New Mexico around which are scattered the seven cities of Cibola. Seven sailing ships grace the ocean, pursued by three sea monsters.

This the third state of the Hondius map which first appeared in 1618 with the imprint of Jodocus Hondius, of which state there are only three known copies. The present state is dated 1631, and the imprint has been changed to “Auct: Henrico Hondio.”

French text on verso, with signature mark, indicating it was issued in the 1639 (or later) edition of Nouvel Atlas.

Cartographer(s)

Henricus Hondius

Henricus Hondius was a Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher.

Condition Description

A few faint brown spots; near fine.

References

Burden 192, state 3; Wagner, NW Coast, 313

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