TLF ID R5350
This is a highly decorative hand-coloured map of the world set in two circular hemispheres and showing America, 'TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA', Europe and Africa. The map measures 49.2 cm x 59.1 cm, was printed in Amsterdam and dates from 1646. It is the work of Hendrik Hondius (1573-1650) and his brother-in-law Jan Jansson (1588-1664), two important 17th-century publishers and cartographers. The map contains many illustrations, including portraits of Geradus Mercator, Jodocus Hondius, Julius Caesar and Claudius Ptolemy, as well as representations of the four elements of earth air, fire and water.