This Important Map of America issued by Henricus Hondius (1597-1651) in 1641, America noviter delineata Auct Hernico Hondius 1641 Atlantis Novi. Jan Jansson, 1641, State 4, is in Excellent Overall Condition. Features Copper engraving. Later color. Small worm hole bottom center margin, otherwise in very good condition. A beautiful map with galleons and fishes, and two inset maps one showing the Arctic Circle and the other showing Greenland. There are many different versions; it was originally produced with pictorial borders, these were removed in the later states. Ref: Burden entry 207 state 4. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandica Vol I 9000:1D.3. The younger son of Jodocus Hondius Sr., Henricus Hondius assisted his father and brothers in the family map business until 1621, when he opened his own firm in Amsterdam. H. Hondius updated family map plates and issued the last edition of the Mercator-Hondius atlas under his imprint in 1641. In addition to the Blaeu family, the Hondius family was perhaps the most important family of cartographers in history. Henricus is cited in several publications including Phaidon’s “Antique Maps” by Moreland & Bannister, Jonathan Potter’s Collecting Antique Maps, and in John Goss’s “The Mapping of North America.” Measures 1” (d) x 31” (w) x 26 1/2” (h). Please view and zoom to enjoy, serious inquiries are welcome!
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