America


America

Item Information

Title:
America
Title (alt.):
Amerique
Creator:
Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612
Name on Item:
Jodocus Hondius, excudit, Amsterodami.
Date:
[1609–1633]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Western Hemisphere--Maps--Early works to 1800
America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Central America (area)
North America (area)
Publisher:
Amsterdam : Hondius
Notes:
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.
Hand colored.
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.
Extent:
1 map : col. ill. ; 36 x 48 cm. on sheet 46 x 57 cm.
Scale:
Scale ca. 1:42,000,000.
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
06_01_005958
Call #:
G3290 1609 .H65
Barcode:
39999059018851
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