Iberian Peninsula – Hispaniae Nova Descriptio…
Date of first edition: 1606 (engraved by Petrus Kaerius)
Date of this map: 1619
Dimensions (not including margins): 37,5 x 51,5 cm
Dimensions (with margins): 46,8 x 57,3 cm
Condition: Very good. Sharp copper engraving on strong paper with wide margins.
Condition rating: A+
Verso: text in French
Map references: Van der Krogt 1, 6000:1A.1
From: Gerardi Mercatoris – Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura. Amsterdam, J. Hondius, 1619. Van der Krogt 1, 113
The first and successful map of Iberica in the Hondius catalogue
This superb map of the Iberian Peninsula includes the Balearic Islands. It was engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Jodocus Hondius, who published it (with Cornelis Claesz) in 1606 in his Gerardi Mercatoris… After his death his son Jodocus Honsius II kept on publishing this map; here in his French Atlas of 1619. The successful map was not replaced before 1634.
The map is embellished with elaborate cartouches, sailing ships sea monsters and a compass rose. The sea is engraved in a bold moiré pattern.
Full title: Hispaniae Nova Descriptio, de Integro Multis Inlocis Secundum Hydrographicas, Desc. Emenendata