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  WORLD 
 Polar Maps 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Mercator's North Pole from the 'Atlas Minor']
Polus Arcticus cum vicinis regionibus. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured. 135 x 185mm.
A reduction of Mercator's famous map of the Arctic, first published in the 'Atlas Minor' of 1607. The three roundel inset maps show the Faroe Islands, the Shetlands and the mythical island of Frisland. In 1621 the printing plate was sold to a London publisher, who republished it in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies'. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 18284]    £525.00 ($695 • €613 rates)


  AMERICA 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A superbly decorated map of the Americas]
America. Amsterdam, c. 1611. Original colour restored. 370 x 500mm.
The Americas, decorated with vignette scenes from De Bry, a parrot, toucan, canoes and a Japanese junk. In the bottom left is a scene depicting the Brazilian natives preparing an alcoholic beverage, starting with virgins chewing the grain to break down the starches! Engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his edition of Mercator's Atlas, it appeared alongside Michael Mercator's map of the Americas until 1630. As Mercator's map had the text, there is only the title, pagination codes and a motif on verso. BURDEN: 150.
[Ref: 18659]    £6,250.00 ($8,275 • €7,294 rates)


 Eastern Seaboard 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A 17th century miniature map of Virginia and northern Florida]
Virginia et Florida. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured. 150 x 185mm.
When this map was first published in 1607 it was the only regional map of North America in the Mercator/Hondius 'Atlas Minor'. It is a reduced version of Hondius's own folio map, in turn derived from John White's Virginia & Jacques le Moyne's Florida as interpreted by Theodore de Bry (1591). In 1621 the printing plate was sold to a London publisher, who republished it in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies'. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson. BURDEN: 155.
[Ref: 18281]    £530.00 ($702 • €619 rates)


  ASIA 
 Japan 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Early 17th century map of Japan]
Japonia. Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius the younger, 1619, French edition. Original colour. 350 x 450mm. Minor repair to centerfold.
Fine map of Japan originally published in 1609, following Ortelius's map. Korea is shown as an island, but with a note explaining that there was doubt about whether it was a peninsula. This example is from the first state of the map, before the title was changed and the junk replaced with a galleon. KOEMAN: Me 26b; HUBBARD: 13.
[Ref: 15641]    £1,900.00 ($2,516 • €2,217 rates)


 Near East 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Early 17th Century map of the Turkish Empire]
Turcicum Imperium. Arnhem, c.1607, Latin text edition. 150 x 185mm, set in text.
The Turkish Empire, engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his reduced version of the Mercator/Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607. In 1621 the printing plates were sold to a London publisher: later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 11990]    £300.00 ($397 • €350 rates)


 The Holy Land 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [The Israelite's 40 years in the desert]
Peregrinatio Israelitaru in Deserto. London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. Coloured. 150 x 190mm, set in text.
First published in the reduced version of the Mercator/ Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607, the printing plates were sold to a London publisher in 1621 and appeared in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies', as this example. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson. Not listed in Laor.
[Ref: 8005]    £160.00 ($212 • €187 rates)


 Turkey 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [17th century map of Turkey & Cyprus]
Natoliae sive Asia Minor. Amsterdam: Henricus Hondius, 1628, French text edition. Original colour. 345 x 480mm. A very fine example.
Decorative map of present day Turkey with Cyprus prominently shown. The sea is boldly engraved in a wave pattern. There is a large sea monster in the Mediterranean and an oared ship in the Black Sea. The map is further embellished with three fine strapwork cartouches KOEMAN: Me 28a.
[Ref: 16468]    £550.00 ($728 • €642 rates)


  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Abyssinia]
Abissinorum Sive Pretiosi Joannis Imperiú. Amsterdam, 1613, French text edition. original outline colour. 345 x 490mm. A very fine impression with lovely contemporary colouring.
A highly decorative map of central Africa, with the Congo in an inset top left, and the title in a strap-work cartouche bottom left. The map marked the Kingdom of Prester John, the mythical Christian king descended from David and regarded as an important defence against the barbarians. Originally believing him to be somewhere in the Middle East Pope Alexander III sent John a letter to beg help against the Mongols (1177), but his messenger never returned. As Polo and other travellers opened the East without finding him, Prester John's kingdom retreated into the unknown. Although Waldseemüller's maps of 1507 places him in India, Fries moved him to Africa in 1522. Ortelius followed Fries, and dedicated his map of central Africa to John's son David! Hondius has followed Ortelius, with cities spread throughout the African interior. KOEMAN: Me 23a
[Ref: 7946]    £550.00 ($728 • €642 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [17th Century map of Egypt]
Aegyptus. London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. Coloured. 150 x 190mm, set in text.
First published in the reduced version of the Mercator/ Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607, the printing plates were sold to a London publisher in 1621 and appeared in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies', as this example. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 8042]    £100.00 ($132 • €117 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 Scotland 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A 17th century miniature map of northern Scotland]
Scotiae tabula III. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured. 145 x 180mm.
A miniature map of Scotland north of Montrose, first published in 1607 in the Mercator/Hondius 'Atlas Minor', reduced from Hondius's own folio map. In 1621 the printing plate was sold to a London publisher, who republished it in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies'. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 18355]    £220.00 ($291 • €257 rates)


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