Venezuela Together with the Southern Part of New Andalusia


Henricus Hondius (1597-1651) was the son of Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612), a Flemish cartographer and engraver who settled in Amsterdam in about 1593 and established a business that produced globes and the first large maps of the world. In 1604, Hondius acquired the plates for Mercator’s world atlas and in 1606 published a new edition of this famous work. Following Hondius’ death in 1612, Henricus and his brother Jodocus carried on the family business. With his brother-in-law Johann Jansson, Henricus continued publication of what became known as the Mercator-Hondius atlas. Shown in this map are Venezuela and New Andalusia, separate provinces of the Spanish Empire that comprise a large part of the territory of present-day Venezuela. The map is in Latin, with place names given in Spanish. Shown on the right side of the map are the Orinoco River and the island of Trinidad.

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Venezuela, cum parte Australi Novae Andalausiae

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1 map : color ; 36 x 47 centimeters

Last updated: September 18, 2015