- Title (alt.):
- Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612
- Name on Item:
Jodocus Hondius, excudit, Amsterodami.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Western Hemisphere--Maps--Early works to 1800
America--Maps--Early works to 1800
North and Central America
North America (area)
- 1 map : col. ill. ; 36 x 48 cm. on sheet 46 x 57 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Scale ca. 1:42,000,000.
Coordinates printed on map: E 200⁰--E 10⁰/N 60⁰--S 60⁰.
On verso: French title "L'Amerique," with page numbers 689 and 692, signature mark Mmmmmmmm, and a large printer's ornament.
From one of the French editions of Mercator's Atlas, published between 1609 and 1633. Cf. P.L. Phillips, A list of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress." Page numbers are not given for the 1st French ed. (Phillips no. 426, v. 1, p. 173-174). The 4th French ed. of 1628 (Phillips no. 438, p. 185-186) and the 6th French ed. of 1633 (Phillips no. 445, v. 1, p. 192-193), both list the map of "America" at p. [690-691].
The first Hondius edition of Mercator's Atlas, augmented by fifty new maps by himself and others, was published in 1606. Cf. Phillips, no. 422, v. 1, p. 170.
Relief shown pictorially.
Illustrated with views of ships, fish, birds and sea monsters, with an inset view at lower left ("Modus consiciendi & bibendi potum apud Americanos in Brasilia ... "), showing women preparing food and men eating.
Language of the map is Latin; title of the map printed on verso is French.
- Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
- Call #:
G3290 1609 .H65