Europa Throned, 1631, Nova Totivs Terrarvm Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabvla. Auct: Henr. Hondio.

Collection: Map Imagery

Parent Map: Nova Totivs Terrarvm Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabvla. Auct: Henr. Hondio.

Title: Europa Throned, 1631, Nova Totivs Terrarvm Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabvla. Auct: Henr. Hondio.

Date Produced: 1631

Date Published: 1633

Description: The continents personified. Europe is shown as a queen upon a throne with Asia, Africa, and America before her. Asia is portrayed as a figure wearing a turban and flowing robes, offering jewelry to Europa. America is depicted as an Indian wearing a headdress and holding a bow and arrows. Africa is depicted as a female figure offering an indistinct object to Europa.

Subjects: Symbolism · Anthropomorphism · Queens · Kings, queens, rulers, etc.