- Date: c. 1636
- Condition: AA.
- Colour: Original.
- Size: 19.5 x 14.5 inches
Title: "Nova Africae Tabula, Auctore Jodoco Hondio." Amsterdam, ca. 1636.
A beautiful map of Africa from the prestigeous Hondius company.
This map is from one of the great Hondius/Mercator atlases of the early 17th century. Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) bought Mercator's map plates and added many of his own and also improved on Mercator's and Ortelius's maps. After his death, he was succeeded in the business by his sons and they issued many editions of their justly celebrated atlases between 1605 and 1641 with texts in several languages. This map is from a French edition.
The condition is very good. There is some general light toning, tiny hole near the Capr Verde Island in the upper left quadrant, a couple of spots in margins, otherwise good condition with original hand coloring. Text in French on verso.