[first appearance 1607, Amsterdam] -Cartography by J. Uncommon early 17th century miniature map, first engraved 1607, one of several variant imprints, all using this same plate (see Betz). Strapwork title cartouche at bottom left, two sailing ships, sea monstser beside a distance scale lower right. Text on verso as always here English, p. Fascinating example of an early 17th century Dutch copper-engraved plate moving from Holland to London, thus being used by different publishers continuously over a 30+ year period.Left side of sheet neatly backed with matching paper, slight show-through. Longitude and latitude graduations surround the map, mostly speculative cartography. 12"H x 8"W. 6"H x 7 1/2"W. 53 noting the mis-printed Hondius attribution & picturing this very map p.
We do not sell modern reprints. The item "Africa continent ships sea monster 1607 Hondius 1626 Purchas scarce map Betz #53" is in sale since Friday, January 11, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "oldmapsoldbooks" and is located in Dover, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.