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Jodocus Hondius:  Nova Europae Descriptio

Maps of Europe


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Title: Nova Europae Descriptio

Map Maker: Jodocus Hondius

Place / Date: Amserdam / 1620 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19.5 x 15 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,400.00

Inventory ID: 40361mp2


Description:

Finely colored example of Hondius' second map of Europe, first issued in 1606.

The map includes a massive Greenland, detailed Iceland and the mythical island of Frislandt.  Nova Zembla is shown shortly after Barentsz Voyages. A number of sailing ships and sea monsters are shown. 


Condition Description: Old Color. Repaired split at centerfold and minor restorations. Margins and centerfold reinforced. Split at plate mark at lower center of map reinforced. Margins restored at left lower side of map.


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