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Lot nr:834
Book nr:21107
Author:[HONDIUS, Jud.]
Title:Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula
Town:Paris
Publisher:M. Tavernier
Year:1630
Description:Worldmap - double hemispheres - in hand col. copper engr. (39,5 x 57 cm), symbols of the four seasons and elements in each corner, 2 celestial globes. Borders left and right short, without loss of image (remargined)
Note:Scarce. First state. This is a new plate by Melchior Tavenier, closely copying Jodocus Hondius prototype of 1617. Decoratively, the map is one of the most attractive. The corners contain scenes of the four seasons: Ver or Spring shows gardeners tending a formal Dutch garden; Aestas or Summer is the time for sheep-shearing; Autumn brings the grape harvest in for wine-pressing; and in Hyems or Winter skaters revel on a frozen lake
Price:€2800 - €3600
Sellingprice:€4000
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