Nova Africae Tabula Auctore Jodoco Hondio

Jodocus Hondius (*1563 - 1612)
Old coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1606.

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Old coloured map of Africa by Jodocus Hondus. The second map of Africa by Hondius, first published in the Mercator-Hondius Atlas of 1606. The geographical information is based on the Mercator map of 1569, but have been improved and updated. The coastlines were revised, the Saldanha Bay and Cape Falco in South Africa were added. To the lower left with a fine title cartouche, in the seas several sailing ships and sea monsters.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleNova Africae Tabula Auctore Jodoco Hondio
Publisher, YearAmsterdam, 1606
Plate Size37.3 x 49.6 cm (14.7 x 19.5 inches)
Sheet Size39.8 x 51.7 cm (15.7 x 20.4 inches)
ReferenceBetz, R. & P., The Mapping of Africa, No. 52; Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 8600:1B; Norwich, O.I.: Maps of Africa, No. 27


Some remains of old mounting on verso. Very good conditions with beautiful old colours.


Jodocus Hondius was born 1563 in Wakken (West Flanders). He became a globe maker and map engraver. In 1593 he set up his business in Amsterdam after he spent several years in London. He was one of the most important engravers of his time and engraved maps for van den Keere, Waghenaer and Speed. Hondius bought the plates of Mercator in 1604, added around 40 maps and published the expanded Mercator-Atlas first 1606 still under Mercator's name. After his death 1612 in Amsterdam, the business was carried out by his sons Jodocus II and Henricus.

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Jodocus Hondius: Nova Africae Tabula Auctore Jodoco Hondio.
Old coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1606.

Africa Continent - Hondius, Jodocus - Nova Africae Tabula Auctore Jodoco Hondio

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