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.
This map comes in 3 different sizes, printed on archival enhanced matte photo paper, each with a proportional white border for matting.
THIS IS FOR THE PRINT ONLY! NO FRAME INCLUDED.
16x20 inches - $25.00
24x30 inches - $45.00
36x45 inches - $75.00
This map is also available printed on as a canvas roll down scroll by clicking on the link below:
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.
Allow 3-5 days before shipping as our maps are made to order.
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.