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1629 Hondius

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"Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Hydrographica Tabula"

Published by Hondius & Jansson, 1629

Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016

In 1629, Henricus Hondius and his partner, Jan Jansson, set about revising the Mercator-Hondius atlas which, in respect of the world map, had continued unchanged for nearly thirty-five years. The partners' new world map is a fine, ornate example of the decorative cartography of the time.

The two hemispheres are bordered by voluptuous representations of the four elements and other scenes. In the four corners are portraits of Julius Caesar, Claudius Ptolemy, the author's father, Jodocus Hondius, and his mentor Gerard Mercator.

We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.