Virginia & Florida
Henricus Hondius (1597-1651)
Virginiae Item et Floridae
Hand-colored copperplate engraving
Sheet Dimensions: 20.75 x 17.5 in.
Framed Dimensions: 28.5 x 34.25 in.
Virginiae Item et Floridae by Henricus Hondius was published in Amsterdam in 1647. This map is a beautifully detailed, hand-colored copperplate engraving of Virginia and Florida with
accompanying Latin text.
The map and its’ publisher Henricus Hondius both have wonderful histories. Hondius, the younger son of famed map publisher Jodocus Hondius, was born in 1597. Like his father, Henricus was a cartographer and engraver. Jodocus’s great contributions to world of cartography included publishing an updated Meractor’s Atlas, working with John Speed and others. Henricus, following his father’s death in 1612, established his own branch of the family business in 1621. He published an edition of Mercator’s-Hondius Atlas in 1641.