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.
|Title||Venezuela, cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae.|
|Publisher, Year||Henricus Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633|
|Plate Size||37.4 x 49.0 cm (14.7 x 19.3 inches)|
|Sheet Size||47.6 x 56.7 cm (18.7 x 22.3 inches)|
|Reference||Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 9830:1.1|
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