C1641

Africae nova Tabula

Very decorative map of Africa with many galleons, sea monsters and flying fish. Third state which originally had surrounding panels of figures. Hondius removed these to enable the map to be included in folio atlases. NORWICH: ‘Maps of Africa’, map … Read Full Description

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Africae nova Tabula

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C1641

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500mm 
x 480mm

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840mm 
x 720mm
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Africae nova Tabula - Antique Map from 1641

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dated:

1641

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Very decorative map of Africa with many galleons, sea monsters and flying fish. Third state which originally had surrounding panels of figures. Hondius removed these to enable the map to be included in folio atlases. NORWICH: ‘Maps of Africa’, map 34 pg 44 In 1604 he purchased the plates of Mercator’s Atlas from Mercator’s grandson. Hondius republished Mercator’s work with 36 additional maps, including several which he himself had produced. The maps have since become known as the &quotMercator-Hondius series&quot. After his death in 1611, his publishing work in Amsterdam was continued by his widow and two sons, Jodocus II and Henricus. framed

Henricus Hondius II (1597 - 1651)

Henricus was a Dutch cartographer, engraver and publisher, born in Amsterdam, the second son of the famous cartographer Jodocus Hondius I, who had started a map-making business in the city. Henricus obtained the original plates of the Mercator 1569 world map, and published a 1606 version of it. After his father death in 1612 Henricus ran the business with his brother-in-law. In 1621 he opened his own company in his hometown. The first time his name was mentioned in an atlas was in 1623 when he published the fifth edition of the Mercator-Hondius atlas. After 1628 Henricus partnered with the cartographer Jan Janssonius and together they continued the business. He died in Amsterdam.

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