Reproduction of Henricus Hondius (Dutch, 1597–1651) World map, 1630, from Novus Atlas, published by Jan Jansson in 11 vols., 1647–1662. Puzzle measures 29" x 20" when complete. Released June 2009.
This popular baroque-style map was originally designed as a frontispiece to Henricus Hondius’s 1630 revision of the long-lived Mercator/Hondius atlas, a work then being challenged by rival map publishers. The decorations include depictions of the four elements—earth, air, fire, and water—and portraits of Julius Caesar and cartographers Claudius Ptolemy, Gerard Mercator, and Jodocus Hondius Sr.
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