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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 ($663 • €582 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 ($7,888 • €6,925 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 ($669 • €587 rates)


  ASIA 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. Asia. London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. Coloured. 150 x 195mm, set in text. False margin added on left.
Asia, first published in the reduced version of the Mercator/ Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607. In 1621 the printing plates were sold to a London publisher and appeared in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies', as this example, with the letterpress sur-title 'Hondius his Map of Asia' . Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 8132]    £180.00 ($227 • €199 rates)


 Far East 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A 17th century miniature map of the East Indies]
Insulæ Indiae orientalis. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured. 145 x 195mm.
A miniature map of the East Indies, first published in 1607 in the Mercator/Hondius 'Atlas Minor', reduced from Hondius's own folio map. It shows from Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula east to New Guinea, and north to Indochina, the Philippines and the Mariana Islands. 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: 18356]    £480.00 ($606 • €532 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Striking 17th century map of the East Indies with strapwork cartouches]
Insulae Indiae Orientalis Praecipuae In quibus Moluccae celeberrimae sunt. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius jnr, 1613, Henricus Hondius, French text edition. Original colour. 345 x 475mm.
A classic 17th century map of the East Indies, decorated with strapwork cartouches, compass roses and a vignette sea battle representing the struggle between the Dutch and the Portuguese for control of the area. In his book 'Early Mapping of Southeast Asia' Suarez tells how this is 'one of the few maps to show any trace of Francis Drake's presence': the eastern coastline of Sulawasi, where Drake ran aground, is indented for the first time to reflect the problems Drake had there; and on the south of Java the otherwise dotted line representing the unknown coastline contains a bay where Drake landed, marked 'Huc Franciscus Dra. Appulit'. The sea battle top right illustrates the Battle of Fortune Island, just outside Manilla Bay, December 14th, 1600. The Dutch admiral Olivier van Noort sank the Spanish flagship San Diego but lost Eendracht, forcing him to break off his privateering activities off the Philippines. The wreck of the San Diego was discovered and the 34,000 recovered artefacts form a permanent exhibition at the Museum of the Filipino People. Hondius was a religious refugee in London from 1583, so it is likely that he became familiar with Drake's accounts during this time. On his return to Amsterdam he published an enlarged edition of Mercator's atlas, 1606, in which this map first appeared. KOEMAN: Me 22; SUAREZ: p.193-4, illus.
[Ref: 18586]    £2,600.00 ($3,281 • €2,881 rates)


 China 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Early 17th century miniature map of China]
China. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured, 150 x 185mm.
A miniature map of China, orientated with north to the right, depicting Korea as an island. Hondius reduced his own folio map of 1606 for the 'Atlas Minor', which was published between 1606 and 1621, when the plates were sold to a London publisher and new plates made. WALTER: OAG 13.
[Ref: 18285]    £480.00 ($606 • €532 rates)


 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 ($2,398 • €2,105 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 ($379 • €332 rates)


 The Holy Land 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Palestine]
Peregrinatio Israelitaru in Deserto. London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. 150 x 190mm, set in text.
The peregrinations through the desert, first published in 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: 8039]    £180.00 ($227 • €199 rates)


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