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Hondius map gores, 1615

Hondius map gores, 1615

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Hondius map gores. Earth according to Dutch cartographer Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612). The gores are designed to be assembled into a globe. The labels and text are in Latin. The Pacific Ocean is named as both 'Mare Pacificum' and 'Mar del Zur'. The Atlantic Ocean is named as 'Oceanus Atlanticus' and 'Mar del Norte'. The Indian Ocean is named as 'Orientalis Oceanus'. Across bottom, the unknown southern continent is labelled 'Terra Australis Incognita'. The gores include a dedication at upper left, with the text at lower right naming Hondius as the map-maker. Published in Milan in 1615.

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