Old World Map 1630
This beautiful decorative world map by Henricus Hondius is one of the most famous map of the 17th Century, and shows the world as it was known at the time. In North America, New England appears as Nova Albion, California is shown an island, the Rio Grande incorrectly flows into the Sea of Cortez instead of the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi river is barely represented, and the Great Lakes are altogether missing. Korea, called Isthmus, is for the first time no longer represented as an island, while the Philippines appear as large land masses. New Zealand is missing while the Southern continent named 'Terra Australis Incognita' (Unknown Land of the South), shows an early appearance of Australia's coastline.
Also depicted are the four elements, Fire, Air, Water and Earth.
Interestingly, the four corners of the map are adorned with pictures of the famous Claudius Ptolemy, Gerard Mercator, and Julius Caesar, but also of Henricus's own father, the cartographer Jodocus Hondius.
Our reproductions are handmade in our Los Angeles studio, using only high resolution files printed on archival cotton weave canvas. They are twice varnished with a Polymer gloss that ensures UV protection and enhances the colors. Decorative wood is assembled on the top and bottom, with two eye-hooks mounted on the top piece. We also supply a jute rope that can be attached between the two eye-hooks to give the map that old pull down map feel.
This canvas map is available in multiple sizes which you can select from the drop down menu when ordering. Check out the different sizes placed in a room added to our listing photos!
Small - 21 x 28 inches
Med. -- 33 x 44 inches
Large - 44 x 60 inches
This map is also available printed on matte photo paper for framing by clicking on the link below:
This map ships rolled in a rigid tube and is ready to hang!
During the restoration process, we pay great attention to matching the colors to the original maps. Please note that your computer screen might display slightly different colors than our professionally calibrated monitors.
For the U.S. we use USPS Priority Mail which delivers within 1 to 3 days.
For outside the U.S. we use USPS Priority Mail International which averages 6 to 10 days. Europe might take a little longer due to customs.