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Americae Descrip

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Americae Descrip : J. Hondius/G. Mercator

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This map of America has an attractive cartouche and eyecatching ships and seamonsters. The map is essentially a reduced size version of Jodocus Hondius' map that was published in his edition of Mercator's Atlas in 1607. This plate was first published in the Atlas Minor by Hondius and subsequently came into the possession of London publisher Michael Sparke who had the original text translated into English and produced "Historia Mundi ..." with maps set on the page of text with titles at the top of the page but running alongside the map's edge.
mapmakers: J. Hondius   G. Mercator  
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1607-1637
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 150 by 195mm (6 by 7.75 inches).
ref: 42319

Price: £ 500

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