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Joducus Hondius:  America

Maps of the Western Hemisphere

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Title: America

Map Maker: Joducus Hondius

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1613 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19.5 x 15 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $3,800.00

Inventory ID: 45733


Early old color example of this highly sought after map of America, engraved by Joducus Hondius.

This example has been trimmed to the plate marks and remargined with very large margins in the style of a Lafreri map. 

The map shows a more accurate west coast of South America than its Mercator predecessor and considerably narrows the continent, although North America retains its wide projection. The east coast includes a bizzare projection of Virginia far into the Atlantic Ocean. The decorative scenes are derived from DeBry. The west coast of North America extends nearly due west. The seven cities of gold are illustrated in the southwest. No Great Lakes are shown.

The decorative scenes are derived from De Bry's Grand Voyages.  The inset shows native Brazilians brewing beer.

Condition Description: Old color. Margins added. Minor restoration at top right corner of decorative border.

References: Burden, #150.

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