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HONDIUS, H. - Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica. .

HONDIUS, H. - Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica. .
Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica. . - HONDIUS, H.
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Title : Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica. ..
Map maker : HONDIUS, H..
Date : Amsterdam, 1630 -1633.
Size : 15.0 x 21.5 inches. / 38.0 x 54.7 cm.
Colouring : In attractive strong original colours.

Description :A first state with the date 1630. In near to mint condition. One of the most beautiful world maps ever engraved and one of the most influential in promulgating the California as an island hypothesis and one of the earliest maps to show the Dutch discoveries in Australia. Henricus Hondius published the first dated map showing Dutch discoveries along the northern coastline. It was the first widely available world map to include major revisions since the map by Plancius in 1599. (Clancy in The mapping of Terra Australis) A corner stone map for any collection of world or Australian maps.
Portraits of Caesar, Ptolemy, Mercator and Jodocus Hondius occupy each corner, with symbols of the four elements, a celestial orb, various native figures, flowers and fruit. Tucked between the hemispheres are a celestial globe and figure of the sun at top, and a scene of Europa receiving tribute from Asia, America and Africa with a figure of the moon at bottom.
One of the earliest world maps (probably the second after Speed) to name Plymouth Colony.
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Condition : Repair of split lower part centre fold and split 4 cm in lower part center fold. Some very minor wrinkling of paper. Very fine strong original colouring in near to mint condition.
German text on verso.


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