1659 Nova Europae Descriptio...

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By: Jodocus Hondius
Date: 1659 (published) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 16 x 22 inches (40.5 x 56 cm)
This is a fine print reproduction of Hondius's iconic map of Europe produced during the golden age of Dutch map making.
The map shows in detail the geo-political landscape of early 17th century Europe and extend far enough to include the northern coast of Africa, the Holy Land, Asia Minor, Russian Europe, Iceland, part of Greenland, and the mythical island of Frisland.
The upper frieze contains nine bird’s eye views or maps of important European cities, including (from left to right) Lisbon, Toledo, London, Paris, Rome, and Venice. Flanking the map are ten portraits of various peoples dressed in their traditional garb of the era.
The map is lavishly embellished with numerous sailing ships, some in battle, and vignettes of a three bears in the northern portion of Russia and three lions in Northern Africa.
Inventory #57802

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About Our Reproductions
- The product listed is a high resolution, printed reproduction of the original map. 
- The prints are of giclée quality. They are made using a twelve ink, color printer on  acid-free, archival paper. Colors are guaranteed to last without fading for over 100 years. 
Sizing Information
- The available size options are aimed to fit standard size frames. This will not apply for all maps and sizing options.
- The dimensions give are approximate and may vary by up to .5 inches.
- All of our maps will include an extra margin of 0.5 - 1 inch for matting purposes.
- We do not alter the ratio of H x W dimensions of the map as that would diminish the integrity of our reproduction's resemblance of the original work.
Paper Information 
- Our paper is referred to as a Premium Archival Matte (230 gsm). This heavyweight paper is smooth to the touch, neutral-white, acid-free for a longer print life and features an instant-dry coating that resists fingerprints and smudging.


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