Antique 1606 Map of Africa by Jodoco Hondio
Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612), also known as Josse de Hond or Jodocus Hondius the Elder, was a renowned Flemish engraver and cartographer. His maps of Europe, the New World, and this 1606 African Map showcase his skill, as well as his restoration of Gerardus Mercator's work. Additionally, Hondius’ portraits of Francis Drake remain famous. His second African Map attests to better insight into the African interior. Features such as the Rio de Spirito Santo, the River Cuamo, Saldanha Bay, and Cape Falco were added, while Cayneca was removed. These improvements illustrate Hondius' thorough knowledge of the region. This map is an invaluable resource for historians, cartographers, and anyone with an interest in Africa. It provides detailed geographic features and an accurate snapshot of the continent at the beginning of the 17th century.
Printed onto high quality poster paper which is durable and is non- tearable.