Guiana sive Amazonum Regio

Jodocus Hondius (*1563 - 1612)
Coloured map of Guiana. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius in 1633.

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Beautiful coloured antique map of Guiana by Jodocus Hondius, showcasing the northeastern parts of South America, Lake Parima (Parime Lacus), and the route to El Dorado. The map's geographical information originates from Dutch cartographer Hessel Gerritz. Gerritz created the map based on his 1628/29 voyage to Brazil and the Caribbean, contributing it to Joannes de Laet’s Beschrijvinghe van West-Indién first published in 1625. The map spans from Isla Margarita and the Orinoco Delta eastward to Tampico and southward to the Amazon River.

From the French edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas printed in 1633.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleGuiana sive Amazonum Regio
Publisher, YearJanssonius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size37.2 x 48.2 cm (14.6 x 19.0 inches)
Sheet Size47.8 x 55.2 cm (18.8 x 21.7 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 9840:1.1.


Excellent conditions.


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 Guiana. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius in 1633.

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