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Antique Map, Geographica, c.1630-Henricus Hondius-Art Print

Antique Map, Geographica, c.1630By Henricus Hondius

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The Art
This fine art print is produced on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper using postconsumer and sustainably sourced paper and soybased inks The detailed proofing process and standarized printing plates of offset lithography ensure this print reproduction maintains vivid colors and faithfulness to the original work of art

Henricus Hondius transformed cartography from a dry factual source into a richly elaborate art form with his “Antique Map Geographica, c. 1630.” One of the most famous Dutch cartographers, Hondius (1597 – 1651) initially assisted his father Joducus, who pioneered a method of reproducing spherical objects on two-dimensional surfaces. This map is regarded as an outstanding example of the Golden Age of Dutch Cartography. It is expertly illustrated with portraits of Julius Caesar, Claudius Ptolemy, Joducus Hondius and Gerard Mercator. The four elements are also displayed, as well as an allegorical image of the goddess Europa. This groundbreaking map depicts California as an island, and includes one of the earliest appearances of Australia’s northern coastline.

This art print displays sharp, vivid images with a high degree of color accuracy. A member of the versatile family of art prints, this high-quality reproduction represents the best of both worlds: quality and affordability. Art prints are created on paper similar to that of a postcard or greeting card using a digital or offset lithography press.
Product ID: 12220288A
The Artist
One of the most famous Dutch cartographers, Henricus Hondius (1597 – 1651) produced geographically factual maps that were also elaborate works of exquisite beauty. Hondius initially assisted his father, a pioneering cartographer who invented a method of reproducing spherical objects on a two-dimensional surface. Later opening his own firm in Amsterdam, Hondius created maps that solely depicted explored areas, whereas other cartographers illustrated unseen regions based on their imaginations. Hondius also devised double-hemisphere maps that set a precedent for cartography in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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I would buy this product again
Attractive Frame Design | Great Quality Material | Nice Workmanship | Visually Pleasing
Beautiful antique map reproduction
beautiful piece purchased with a blue frame for a gift for a guy who loves blue. The blue accents the blue in the map. However, the map looks a bit small because the matting is larger than expected.
Attractive Frame Design | Great Picture Quality | Great Quality Material | Nice Workmanship | Visually Pleasing | Vivid Detail
We looked in stores for two years...
We decided that a historic map was the touch we needed in our entrance way. For 2 yrs. we went through stores without finding the right sized one that we liked. Found Art.com. Sorted through the dozens of historic maps they had. Followed their menu and they produced exactly what we had been looking for. Picked our favorite and added a frame that set it off well. Two years search wrapped up in two hours.
Attractive Frame Design | Exactly What We Wanted | Nice Workmanship | Perfect Size | Visually Pleasing | Vivid Detail
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