Antique Map Africa

Antique Print-AFRICA-Hondius-Picart-c. 1650

Antique Print-AFRICA-Hondius-Picart-c. 1650

Antique Print-AFRICA-Hondius-Picart-c. 1650

Original Antique Maps and Prints. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. Artists and Engravers: Made by'Jodocus Hondius' after an anonymous artist.

Jodocus Hondius born 1563 in Ghent (Flanders) and grown up there. He became a globe maker and map engraver.

In 1593 set up his business in Amsterdam after he spent some years in London. He was one of the most important engravers of his time and engraved maps for van den Keere, Waghenaer or Speed. Hondius bought the plates of Mercator in 1604, added around 40 maps and published the Atlas first 1606 still under Mercators name. After his death 1612 in Amsterdam, the business was carried out by his sons Jodocus II and Henricus.

Subject: Antique print, titled:'Africa Nova Tabula Auct Jud. Picart's map of Africa is an exact copy of Jodocus Hondius Jr. S 1623 map of Africa, in its fourth state of 1632.

The cartes-a-figures borders appear on three sides, with six city views along the top and ten examples of local inhabitants along the sides. The geography is largely speculative and follows Blaeu's map of 1617 with the Cuama River originating in the mountains rather than in the Sachaf Lake below the Mountains of the Moon (Lunae Montes). The origin of the Nile conforms to the Ptolemaic tradition of the two twin lakes south of the equator.

The Kingdom of Monomotapa occupies a large area of southern Africa. Ornamentation includes a wreath-style title cartouche, sailing ships, flying fish, and various sea monsters. Elephants, lions, zebras, ostriches, and even a dragon occupy the interior.

Picart's imprint appears on a second cartouche at bottom, again taken from the Hondius map of 1623, and similar to the cartouche on Van den Keere's map of Africa from 1614, featuring a clock with a skull. Picart's map was separately issued and is considered quite rare.

Condition: Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 57.5 x 42.7 cm. The image size is ca.

55.2 x 40.6 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 22.6 x 16.8 inch. 21.7 x 16 inch. Medium: Copperplate engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring.

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  • Medium: Etching/Engraving
  • Subject: Landscape/Cityscape
  • Type: Antique


Antique Print-AFRICA-Hondius-Picart-c. 1650