Accuratissima Brasiliae Tabula. Amstelodami Henricus Hondius excudit.

Jodocus Hondius (*1563 - 1612)
Coloured map of Brazil. Printed in Amsterdam by Henricus Hondius in 1636.

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Antique map of Brazil by Henricus Hondius. Shows a very detailed and accurate coastline while the interior is still speculative. With two inset maps of Baya de Todos os Sanctos (Bay of All Saints) and Villa d'Olinda de Pernambuco (Olinda). Decorated with scenes of natives and animals, three beautiful cartouches, sailing ships and a sea monster.

First published in the Mercator-Hondius Atlas Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et fabricati figura of 1630. This copy comes from the rare English edition of 1636. English text on verso.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleAccuratissima Brasiliae Tabula. Amstelodami Henricus Hondius excudit.
Publisher, YearHenricus Hondius, Amsterdam, 1636
Plate Size37.8 x 49.2 cm (14.9 x 19.4 inches)
Sheet Size48.0 x 56.5 cm (18.9 x 22.2 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 9850:1.1


Two small holes in and at the centrefold backed. Small wormholes in margin. Very good 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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Coloured map of Brazil. Printed in Amsterdam by Henricus Hondius in 1636.

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