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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, 1619.
Size : 14.8 x 19.8 inches. / 37.6 x 50.3 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.

Description :Jodocus Hondius's fine delineation of the Americas is probably the most attractive map of the Western Hemisphere in the Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius succession. A clarity of composition and engraving is present here that would influence the latter maps of the Dutch 17th century.
This is one of the very first American maps to use native Americans in its illustrations, a convention that was to prove popular in many early maps. John White, a member of the first English colony in North America and the governor of the second, was responsible for several original drawings of Indian life and customs.
Three are used in the illustrations of native sailing vessels. The large vignette panel at lower left shows the steps taken by Indians in the preparation of an alcoholic drink from the manioc root. A Chinese junk sails in the Pacific. ¤
Van der Krogt 1, 9000:1B. Burden 150.
Condition : Upper & under centerfold reinforced. In bright colours.

ID: 91439

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