Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hondius' decorative world map and a bear - a card from Russia


Country: Russia
Place: Gatchina
Received: 20/05/2013
Distance: 649 km
Travelled: 22 days

Hondius decorative world map

This decorative world map was made in 1641 in Amsterdam by Henricus Hondius. It is hand colored and has a size of 21.5x15 inches. The map was first issued in 1630 in the Mercator-Hondius Atlas. Its basic cartography follows the world map by John Speed, the portraits of Ptolemy, Mercator, Hondius and Julius Caeser are included to decorate the borders. 

Bear stamp

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