Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis
Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula c1630 by Dutch Cartographer Henricus Hondius II (1597 – 1651); as well as an engraver and publisher.
A beautiful classical art world map from the 1600s, when map making was not only technical, but artistic as well mixing in classical themes and events along with what was known of the world back in the 1600s.
This retouched image of the Nova Totius World Map was created by Hendrik Hondius II in 1630, and published the following year in the Atlas Atlantis Maioris Appendix.
It is notable as being the first dated map that was published in an atlas, that made it widely available as well as the second map to show any part of Australia; the first map to do so was the Caert van’t Landt van d’Eendracht (“Chart of the Land of Eendracht”), created by Hessel Gerritsz’ in 1627 which did not gain wide distribution.
The map also shows the Australian coastline as part of the west coast of Cape York Peninsula, which was discovered by Jan Carstensz in 1623; but does not show the west coast features that are shown in the Gerritsz’ map, Caert van’t Landt van d’Eendracht.
This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.