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Old antique map of America by J. Janssonius - J. Hondius

Item number:25495
Category:Antique maps > america > the americas
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Price: 2750 Euro ($3080 / £2447.5)
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***   Hondius' very rare America map with four borders   ***


America noviter delineata Auct: Judoco Hondio. - J. Hondius, 1630.

Old map of America by J. Hondius.

Date of the first edition: 1623
Date of this map: 1630

Copper engraving
Size (not including margins): 46 x 56.5cm (17.9 x 22 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: New left and upper margins.
Condition Rating: B
References: Burden, 207 State 2; Schilder 6, 18 State 3; Van der Krogt 1, 9000:1C.1.

From: Atlantis Maioris Appendix, sive Pars Altera, ... Amsterdam, J. Janssonius, 1630. (Van der Krogt 1, 1:202)

Burden's second state - Schilder's third state: four border panels and a missing piece of the top right hand corner.

In 1623 Janssonius produced a set of continental maps derived from those of his brother-in-law Jodocus Hondius in 1618-19. Of these, Africa and Asia bear the date 1623, and a legend at the top of the America one states "Huc usque processerunt Amstelodamenses. A° 1622". This very rare map is most easily distinguished by the chipped top right hand corner of the plate that appears in virtually all known examples. The figures bordering the sides have been reversed, and curiously the lower corner town plans have been transposed. The cartouche also bears the addition of two skulls. Geographically the map is identical to that of Hondius, with the notable exception of a new and more correct depiction of Tierra del Fuego, and the islands discovered by le Maire and Schouten in the Pacific.

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