Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631

Title Translation: New map of Africa, by Hendrik Hondius, 1631

Alternative Title: Novelle Afrique

Barcode: 399

Creator: Hondius, Hendrik, 1597-1651

Publisher: Hondius, Hendrik, 1597-1651

Publishing Location: Amsterdam

Region Depicted: Africa · Madagascar · Arabian Peninsula · Canary Islands · Cabo Verde · Indian Ocean

Date Produced: 1631

Date Published: 1633

Language: French

Historical Context: On this map the seas are inhabited by traditional monsters under the supervision of Neptune and Salaca, with flying fish overhead. Africa, on the other hand, contains numerous vignettes of camels, elephants, ostriches, and other indigenous animals depicted realistically, except for their relative sizes. However, their strange and exotic appearance to unaccustomed European eyes elicited fascination and wonder.

Subjects: Hondius, Hendrik, 1597-1651 · Africa · Indian Ocean · Maps--Early works to 1800

Map Type: Geographical

Dimensions: 38 x 50 cm.

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: From: Atlas, French edition, vol. 2 published by Hendrik Hondius. This map also appears in the 1631 Atlantis Maioris Appendix, published by Hendrik Hondius. Text on verso in French.

Brief Description: Map of Africa illustrated with animals and showing natural features. The map also shows the Canary Islands, Cabo Verde, and numerous islands in the Indian Ocean

Physical Description: 1 map: illustrated, colored

Theme: Dutch Golden Age (17th-18th Century)

Associated Cartouche: Cartouche, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631

Associated Map Imagery: Camel, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Lions, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Gazelles, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Dragon, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Crocodile, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Ape, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Ostrich 1, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Zebra, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Elephant 1, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Ostrich 2, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Lion, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Elephant 2, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Ship 1, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Ship 2, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Ship with a Sea Monster and Flyingfish, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Ship with Flyingfish, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Ships with a Sea Monster, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Ship with a Sea Monster, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631, Nereids and Sea Monster, 1631, Africae nova Tabula. Auct: Hen. Hondio. 1631

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/399.0001