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Auction 118, Lot 18

"Le Globe Terrestre", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: World

Period: 1600 (circa)

Publication: Langenes' Caert-Thresoor

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.4 inches
12.2 x 8.6 cm

This miniature double hemisphere map is boldly engraved with a strapwork surround, the name Iehova at top, and a compass rose with Hondius' imprint at bottom. Terra Australis Incognita fills the Southern Hemisphere and connects to New Guinea in the region of Australia. Due to the small size of the map, there are only a few place names and only the major topographical features are delineated. Title in top margin.

References: Shirley #182.

Condition: A

Map fine. Toned margins with extensive worm tracks and some missing paper, none affecting map.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $550

Closed on 3/6/2007