Nova Europae Descriptio... by Jodocus Hondius, 1659

1659 Nova Europae Descriptio...

the Vintage Map Shop, Inc.

Regular price $45.00

Unit price per 

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 three bears in the northern portion of Russia and three lions in Northern Africa.
Inventory #57802

Special Request & Contact Form

Open tab
What can be referred to as modern cartography has been around for over 550 years. Throughout that time an enormous amount of new land was discovered, cities were founded while others perished. International trade and travel became the norm, political borders were ever-changing, and numerous wars were waged. With all that being said, hundreds of thousands of maps were created that show such events and episodes in time. 
If we do not have exactly what you are looking for, let us know. Even if you are not exactly sure what you are looking for, we can help. All you have to do is ask...
Close (esc)


Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.


Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now