WORLD HONDIUS (HENRICUS) Nova totius terrarum geographica ac hydrographica tabula
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WORLD HONDIUS (HENRICUS) Nova totius terrarum geographica ac hydrographica tabula
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HONDIUS (HENRICUS) Nova totius terrarum geographica ac hydrographica tabula, double-page hand-coloured engraved twin hemisphere world map, decorated with scenes of the four elements and portraits of Jodocus Hondius, Gerard Mercator, Claudius Ptolemy and Julius Caesar, two very small repairs at lower margin just touching neatline [Shirley 336], (395 x 560mm.), Amsterdam, 1630

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  • First state of the richly-ornamented revised Mercator-Hondius world map, published partly to fend of increasing competition from the Blaeu family. It shows California as an island, and the north coast of Australia pointing towards New Guinea.
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