"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Mercator/Hondius
Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
8 x 5.2 inches
20.3 x 13.2 cm
Handsome double hemisphere map based on Mercator's famous world map with Terra Australis Incognita filling the southern hemisphere. The map is richly decorated in a strapwork surround with the title at top and Hondius' favorite quotation from Psalms at the bottom. German text on verso.
References: Shirley #259.
Attractive original color with mild age-toning. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.