Venezuela, cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae.

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

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A fine 17th century map of Venezuela and the Lesser Antilles by Jodocus Hondius. Shows Venezuela, along with the Windward Islands (comprising Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago), as well as the Lesser Antilles (including Curaçao and Aruba). Decorated with a beautiful title cartouche, a sailing ship and two compass roses. This is the first state of the map and comes from the French edition of the Atlas Novus, published in 1633.

The copper plate of this map originally engraved by Jodocus Hondius II. After Hondius's passing in 1629, the plate was acquired by Willem Blaeu, causing some dissatisfaction among Hondius's brother, Henricus Hondius, and his brother-in-law, Jan Jansson. These two individuals went on to carry on the Hondius firm.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleVenezuela, cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae.
Publisher, YearHenricus Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size37.4 x 49.0 cm (14.7 x 19.3 inches)
Sheet Size47.6 x 56.7 cm (18.7 x 22.3 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 9830:1.1


Somewhat browned and spotted in the wide margins. 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 Venezuela. Printed in Amsterdam by Henricus Hondius in 1633.

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