The 'Christian Knight' world map c.1597

The ‘Christian Knight’ world map c.1597

Both religious allegory and political propaganda, Hondius’ map and illustrations depict the struggle between Catholics and Protestants during the Reformation.

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Both religious allegory and political propaganda, Hondius’ map and illustrations depict the struggle between Catholics and Protestants

The so-called ‘Christian Knight ‘ world map of c.1596. Based on an original engraving by Hieronymus Wierix, and created by Jodocus Hondius, a Dutch Protestant, the map depicts the struggle between Protestants and Catholics and suggests that it is an allegory of a real battle. The human figures illustrate the battle between Catholics and Protestants. The armoured ‘Christian’ knight resembles King Henry IV of France, a Protestant ally. He is battling symbolic representatives of Catholicism: Worldly Vanity, Sin, Carnal Weakness, the Devil, and Death.

Original Size: 41 x 52 cms

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