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Jodocus Hondius:  Nova Africae Tabula Auctore Jodoco Hondio

Maps of Africa

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Title: Nova Africae Tabula Auctore Jodoco Hondio

Map Maker: Jodocus Hondius

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1619 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 20 x 15 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $1,400.00

Inventory ID: 51548


Fine hand-colored example of Hondius' map of Africa, first issued in 1606.

This was Hondius' second map of Africa, and reflects considerable improvements in the geography of the interior. Cape Horn is more rounded and the Rio de Spirito Santo and River Cuamo is named. While based upon Mercator's map, Hondius has improved considerably on Mercator's coastline, particularly Madagascar. Hondius also adds Saldanha Bay and Cape Falco, and eliminates Cayneca. The map reflects the Portuguese discoveries on the Upper Zambezi. 

References: Norwich 27; Tooley 54.

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