Catalog Archive
Auction 126, Lot 17

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Hondius/Langenes

Subject: World

Period: 1596 (dated)

Publication: Caerte Thresoor

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.3 inches
12.7 x 8.4 cm
New! Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

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.

Condition: A

Sharp impression with original color that is very slightly toned.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/3/2008