"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Hondius/Langenes
Period: 1596 (dated)
Publication: Caerte Thresoor
Color: Hand Color
5 x 3.3 inches
12.7 x 8.4 cm
Uncommon miniature map of the world from this pocket atlas published by Barent Langenes and Cornelis Claesz. Jodocus Hondius engraved this oval world map based on Ortelius with a huge southern continent providing balance for the world's continents. The map is surrounded in a strapwork border with a Latin quote and Hondius' signature at bottom. On a full sheet (7.7 x 12") of Dutch text. Both Shirley and King date this map 1598, but this sheet is clearly dated 1596 in the publisher's imprint below the map.
References: Shirley #211; King (1st ed.) p. 68.
Sharp impression with original color that is very slightly toned.