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Comitatus Hollandiæ novissima descriptio: Hondius 1639

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  • Title: Comitatus Hollandiæ novissima descriptio
  • Author: Henricus Hondius
  • Date: 1639
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good - light age toning, wear along issued center fold
  • Inches: 20.5 x 16 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 52.07 x 40.6 [Image]
  • Product ID: 233040

Comitatus Hollandiæ novissima descriptio Designatore Balthazaro Florentio a Berckenrode. Anno Domini 1629.

Cum privilegio Illustrium Ordinum Generalium unitarum Belgii Provinciarum in sexennium.

Amstelodami, Sumptibus Henrici Hondii habitantis in Damo ad intersigne Atlantis.

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"Newest description of Holland Designed by Balthazaro Florentio from Berckenrode. In the year of 1629

With the privilege of the lllustrious States General of the United Provinces of Belgium for six years.

Amsterdam: Cost of Henricus Hondius living in Damo at the sign of Atlantis."

Map of Holland beautifully embellished with title, scale, and dedication cartouches. Includes images of numerous types of sailing craft, as well as a compass rose and the Royal Arms. The inset map in the upper right shows the West Frisian Islands of Texel, Vlieland and Terschelling. Engraved by Solomon Rogers and published in Amsterdam by Henricus Hondius, a member of the great map-making firm Jodocus Hondius & Sons, which helped establish Amsterdam as the center of seventeenth-century European cartography.