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MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J. - America sive India Nova.

MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J. -  America sive India Nova.
America sive India Nova. - MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J.
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Title : America sive India Nova..
Map maker : MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1628.
Size : 14.4 x 18.1 inches. / 36.6 x 46.1 cm.
Colouring : In attractive strong original colours.

Description :The map's geography is based on the appropriate portions of Rumold Mercator's 1569 world map. The central hemisphere, which is a general map of the two continents, is surrounded by exquisite mannerist decoration, and four roundels which contain the titles (lower right) and three insets of parts of North America: the western shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba and Florida, and Hispaniola and Puerto Rico.
A large interior lake in North America called Mare dulcum aquarum could be either one of the Great Lakes based on Indian reports or James Bay or Lake Winnipeg.
Norumbega seems to be in the area of the Hudson River.
South America is in the same potato shape that was followed by Ortelius. It shows a north-west passage.
Goss, North America, no.19: Burden, America 87
Condition : A good and strong impression. In mint condition. The flowers in the outer cartouche are highlighted with gold!

ID: 27982

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