Attractive coloured map of Africa. Various animals appear in Africa, seamonsters and fishes in the ocean. It was publish first 1619 by Jodocus Hondius with four decorative borders (state 1). After death of Jodocus, his son Henricus added his name and 1631 in the cartuche (state 2). Third state (this edition) removed the borders. Two other states followed. French text on reverse.
Overall some browning and age spotting in places. Centerfold backed around 10cm at top and bottom. Otherwise fine condition.
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: Africae nova tabula.
Coloured map of the African continent. Printed circa 1633.
Africa Continent - Hondius, Jodocus - Africae nova tabula