Maps, Title Page, Hondius
"Nouveau Theatre Du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas comprenant Les Tabes et Descriptions de Toutes les Regions de la Terre Divise en Trois Tomes"
Beautiful Atlas Title Page for the world atlas
Copper etching with superb original hand coloring.
Published by Henrico Hondius (1573-1650)
The upper part of this title page is devoted to Astronomy: Atlas carrying the earth. And astronomers eager observing, studying and deciphering the riddles of the world. On the left a celestial globe, on the right an astronomer measuring and surveying the earth. Above all the sun, the moon and stars lovely staged.
The title cartouche framed with many crowned coats of arms . To the left the European explorers. On the right a congregation of natives of all known continents.
At bottom Hondius's own cartouche. He was one of the early and very important Dutch geographers and publishers of atlases.
Original antique print
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Very good condition. The original hand coloring outstandly beautiful. Reverse side: blank
Natural age toning in margins. A light, hardly visible crease in image.
Image; 37 x 23,7 cm (ca. 14.5 x 9.3") interior design, wall decoration, ideas, idea, gift ideas, present, vintage, charming, special, decoration, home interior, living room design