Map: Jodocus Hondius Jr. “Africae Nova Tabula”, Amsterdam 1619
Part of a four map set of the continents prepared by Jodocus Hondius Jr. (1593-1629) in 1619. This particular map is variant A of the first state of the map of 1619. In this variant there are no decorative borders, but in every other way it is the same as the rare first state. For this variant the borders were masked during the printing process. It did not appear in a regular atlas and was without text. The geography for this map was copied from Willem Blaeu’s map of 1617. The map is better known in its more numerous third, fourth, and fifth states with imprints of Henricus Hondius or Jannsonnius and this first state variant is quite scarce. Period hand colored. Plate size 375 mm x 495 mm (14 3/4" x 19 1/2"); framed dimensions are 537 mm x 645 mm (21 1/8" x 25 3/16"). This scarce variant 1619 map usually retails for over $3,000 in this fine condition, but since we acquired a small collection of antique maps at a very reasonable price from a private party, we can sell this fabulous map for far less than you will find it currently offered anywhere else. Sorry the photography isn’t the best, as the photos were taken in the frame under glass to avoid damaging the framing. Yellowing around the outside of the matting and scattered nicks to frame, none of it affecting the map.