Nordamerika & Karibik

Nr. 385: America

First issue of J. Hondius’ map in bright original colour

“America”. Engraved map in original colour from the first Jodocus Hondius edition of Mercator’s Folio-Atlas, Amsterdam 1606. 37, 2 x 50 cm.

Koeman-van der Krogt map 9000: 1B. Burden 150. Verso no text. One of the new maps added to the atlas and engraved by Jodocus Hondius. Burden: “Various scenes taken from the earlier volumes of de Bry’s Grand Voyage adorn the whole. Particularly notable is the native Brazilian scene illustrating the method used to make a local beverage, derived from Hans Staden’s voyage as recorded by de Bry”. – Exceptionally beautiful original colour! Light offsetting from green on the right hand side of the map to left hand side. Ample margins. Slight reinforcement to parts of centrefolds. – This attractive map in outstanding bright original colour and excellent condition.

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