Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tablua auct: Iud: Hondio. A Paris Par Melchior Tavernier au Lisle du Palais A 1630.

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This old world map wall mural is an enlarged reproduction of cartographer Henricus Hondius’ 1630 world map. The decorative map was first published in the 1630 edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas. Surrounding the map’s hemispheres are beautifully hand-colored engravings depicting portraits of Ptolemy, Mercator, Julius Caesar, and Hondius. Also bordering the ornate map are representations of the Earth’s natural elements including fire, represented by Apollo driving the Sun’s chariot; Aeros, the goddess of air, surrounded by clouds and birds; Mother Earth, surrounded by animals; and water represented by a siren and sea monsters.

 

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One thought on “Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tablua auct: Iud: Hondio. A Paris Par Melchior Tavernier au Lisle du Palais A 1630.

  1. Wow Quincy when I read the title I thought I would never be able to handle the article but you broke it down into simple words. Thanks I really enjoyed learning about Atlas and his original map. It is truly a work of art. Xomom

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