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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