Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Geneva, 1639

Today's map is another prize from the collection of Johan Huizing.

Mr. Huizing offers the following description of this wonderful work: This fine map depicts the city of Geneva and the region surrounding Lake Léman. It is by Hendrick Hondius (1597–1651) and I believe it comes from his “Nouveau Théâtre du Monde” or Nouvel Atlas of 1639. It looks a lot like the Ortelius map (no. 55 van den Broecke numbering). I like the big fish in the lake a lot!

Many thanks to Mr. Huizing for this excellent contribution!

No comments: