Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula
1 map : hand col. ; 2 hemisphere each 26 cm. in diameter, on sheet 37 x 56 cm
A superb example from a French text edition of Hendrik Hondius' world map, first published in 1630. Note that California is shown as an island, (one of California's earliest appearances on a world map). The border decorations include representations of the four elements (fire, air, water, and earth) and portraits of Julius Caesar, Claudius Ptolemy, Gerhard Mercator, and Jodocus Hondius.
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