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HONDIUS,J. - America.

HONDIUS,J. - America.
America. - HONDIUS,J.
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Title : America..
Map maker : HONDIUS,J..
Date : Amsterdam, (1606) - 1630.
Size : 14.6 x 19.7 inches. / 37.0 x 50.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :One of the most elaborate examples of fine Dutch cartography engraved by Jococus Hondius for the first edition of his general atlas, published in 1606. The map is decorated with cartouches and in the lower left of the engraving is a vignette depicting Brazilian Indians making an intoxicating brew from the mandioca root.
This engraving is drawn from De Bry and based on the voyage of Hans Staden. Europeans during the Discovery Period were intrigued by the lives of native Americans described by explorers, particularly their more exotic practices.

Condition : The condition is very good with a very sharp impression. There are two repaired tears at the bottom just entering the border, the left margin has been extended for framing and there is a pin-size wormhole at the center.

ID: 17909

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