Asiae Nova Descriptio Auctore Jodoco Hondio

Jodocus Hondius (*1563 - 1612)
Coloured map of the Asian continent. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1613.

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Beautiful antique map of the Asian continent by Jodocus Hondius. Shows Asia from the Mediterranean to the Pacific. With the Arabian Peninsula, India, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea as an island, Java, Borneo, Moluccas (Spice Islands), New Guinea, Philippines, in the northwest up to America.

Decorated with three cartouches, many sailing ships and sea monsters. First published in the Mercator-Hondius Atlas in 1606, this example comes from the Latin edition of 1613-19.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleAsiae Nova Descriptio Auctore Jodoco Hondio
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1613-19
Plate Size37.5 x 50.1 cm (14.8 x 19.7 inches)
Sheet Size43.1 x 58.0 cm (17.0 x 22.8 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 8000:1B


Centrefold backed in upper and lower margin. A library stamp in the Indian Ocean. Excellent 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 the Asian continent. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1613.

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