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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

HONDIUS, Henricus. ['A fine ornate example of the decorative cartography of the time']
Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula. Auct Henr. Hondio. Amsterdam, Jan Jansson, 1641-, Latin text edition. Fine original colour. 380 x 540mm. Minor repairs on verso to verdigris weaknesses.
A striking example of the first world map to appear in an atlas showing California as an island and, according to Schiller, 'the oldest dated map in an atlas on which a Dutch discovery in Australia has been shown'. The Cape York Peninsula is shown with eight names. The decoration on the map is superb: three strapwork cartouches appear on the map; portraits of Julius Cæsar, Ptolemy, Mercator and Jodocus Hondius fill the corners; scenes representing the four Elements are above and below each hemisphere ; in the upper cusp is a celestial globe; and in the lower cusp are allegorical figures representing Asia, America and Africa making obeisance to Europe. KOEMAN: 51A; SCHILDER: Australia Unveiled, 39; SHIRLEY: 336, 'a fine ornate example of the decorative cartography of the time'.
[Ref: 16889]    £14,000.00 ($18,480 • €15,680 rates)


  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

HONDIUS, Henricus. [A classic early map of Virginia]
Nova Virginiæ Tabula. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1639, French text. Coloured. 385 x 495mm.
First published in 1630, this map is derived from John Smith's map of Virginia via the version engraved by Jodocus Hondius in 1618 (purchased and used extensively by Blaeu). However on this new version the Indian in the title cartouche faces Chesapeake Bay. The exact extents of Virginia are hard to define as they go inland into unexplored territory. BURDEN: 228.
[Ref: 17378]    £1,800.00 ($2,376 • €2,016 rates)


 Bermuda 

HONDIUS, Henricus. [Richard Norwood's map of Bermuda]
Mappa Aestivarum Insularum Alias Barmudas. Amsterdam, 1633, Dutch edition. Original colour. 395 x 515mm. Reinforced with archivist's tissue on reverse.
Richard Norwood's map of Bermuda, engraved by Hondius from the Speed map of 1627. Henricus's older brother, Jodocus Hondius II, had already engraved a version of the map for the family firm, but had sold the copper plates of several maps to Willem Blaeu, who used them as the core of his new atlas, forcing Henricus to engrave another. A later state has Hondius's name removed and replaced with that of Johannes Jansson. A miniature version of the map has been inserted just under the title cartouche to show the position of the islands against the American mainland, seen across the top. This led later cartographers, including Moll, Le Rouge and Zatta (in 1778!) to include the miniature as an extra island. KOEMAN: Me37; PALMER: p.14, plate XI.
[Ref: 13951]    £1,200.00 ($1,584 • €1,344 rates)


 South America 

HONDIUS, Henricus. [The developing outline of Tierra del Fuego]
Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1649. 390 x 496mm. Very fine example.
A sea chart of the Magellan Strait, the Le Maire Strait, Cape Horn and the uncertain western coastline of Tierra Del Fuego. The details of the Magellan Strait have been updated according to Barent Janzoon Potgieter, surgeon on Sebald de Weert's ship 'Blijde Boodschap', part of a disasterous Dutch attempt at circumnavigation led Jacques Mahu, 1598. Although 'Blijde Boodschap' never reached Asia, it was the only ship (of five) to return home. Potgeiter's account of their torments in the Magellan Strait, published 1600, contained influencial images of giant Patagonian natives (here referenced in text) and penguins (illustrated here, named 'Pingnini Aves'). Further south is the Le Maire Strait and Cape Horn, discovered by Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten in 1616 in the 'Eendracht', thus proving that Tierra del Fuego was not part of the Great Southern Continent. KOEMAN: Me 136a.
[Ref: 13735]    £680.00 ($898 • €762 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 

HONDIUS, Henricus. [A classic map of the British Isles]
Magnæ Britanniæ et Hiberniæ Tabula. Amsterdam, c. 1635, French Text, 380 x 510mm
A superb and detailed map of the British Isles marking regions and major cities and towns. With three attractive Baroque title cartouches with swags and putti, one holding an inset of the Orkneys, the other two for the scale and title. From the "Atlas ou Representation du Monde Universel". SHIRLEY No. 435.
[Ref: 10585]    £1,000.00 ($1,320 • €1,120 rates)


  EUROPE 

HONDIUS, Henricus. [17th century map of Europe]
Europa Exactissime Descripta... Amsterdam, 1658. Original colour. 380 x 500mm. In fine condition with wide margins.
A very striking and finely engraved map of Europe, with attractive baroque title and dedication cartouches.
[Ref: 12013]    £1,300.00 ($1,716 • €1,456 rates)


 Italy 

HONDIUS, Henricus. [Classic 17th century Dutch map of Italy]
Italia Nuouamente piu perfetta che mai per inanzi posta in luce, scolpita et con le soui figure uiuamente rappresente. Amsterdam, Jan Jansson, 1636, German text edition. Fine original colour. 365 x 485mm. A dark and crisp impression.
Highly decorative map of Italy, first issued by Hondius in 1633, decorated with a fine title cartouche, a vignette of Romulus and Remus being suckled by the she-wolf, galleons and a mermaid & merman. KOEMAN: Me 39a.
[Ref: 17076]    £1,500.00 ($1,980 • €1,680 rates)


 France 

HONDIUS, Henricus. [17th century map of Champagne]
Champagne. Comitatus Campania. Amsterdam, Jan Jansson, c.1640, blank verso. Original colour. 375 x 495mm.
Champagne, with many villages and chateaux marked. KOEMAN: ME 100a
[Ref: 8418]    £250.00 ($330 • €280 rates)


 Germany 

HONDIUS, Henricus. [A map of the Dutchy of Holstein]
Ducatus Holsatiæ Nova Tabula. Amsterdam: Hondius, 1628, French text edition. Old colour. 385 x 510mm.
The Duchy of Holstein as part of the Holy Roman Empire, with the Dukes also kings of Denmark.
[Ref: 15851]    £400.00 ($528 • €448 rates)


 Russia 

HONDIUS, Henricus. [17th century map of Russia]
Novissima Russiae Tabula Authore Isaaco Massa. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, c.1640. Coloured. 470 x 570mm.
Map of Russia after Isaac Massa (1586-1643) a Dutch merchant who travelled to Moscow. It also covers Scandinavia, Livonia and Lithuania, areas in which Holland had significant business interests. In the south east the Caspian Sea is still of uncertain shape, despite been reached by Alexander the Great nearly two millennia before.
[Ref: 17232]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 rates)


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