Auction 116, Lot 415

"Nova Europae Descriptio", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: Europe

Period: 1623 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15.3 inches
49.8 x 38.9 cm

This is a very handsome map of Europe embellished with many ships and sea monsters and three strapwork cartouches. The map extends to include Greenland, the Davis Strait and a bit of Americae Pars Estotilad. The mythical island of Frislandt is prominently shown including several place names.


Condition: B

Lightly toned with original color. Some old damage along centerfold with an old repair on verso. There appears to be a bit of minor loss along bottom fold.

Estimate: $900 - $1,300

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/20/2006