c. 1613 – H. Hondius – Gerardus Mercator & Iudocus Hondius


Title:                      “Gerardus Mercator Natus Rupelmundae III Non. Mart II Anno CICICXII: Vixit Ann. LXXXII.M.VIII.D.XXVI: Denatus IV Non. Decembris Anno CICICXCIV. – Iudocus Hondius Natus In Pago Flandriae Dicto Wackene XVI Kalend. Novembris Anno CICICLXIII: Vixit Ann. XLVII.M.VII.D.XXIX: Denatus XIV Kal. Martii Anno CICICCXII.

Beautifully engraved double portrait of Gerard Mercator and his successor Jodocus Hondius the elder, two great Dutch mapmakers, sitting together at a table and surrounded by maps, books and globes. A superb engraving of Colette Hondius, the wife of Jodocus Hondius.

Comes from latin edition of “Atlas Sive Cosmographicae Meditationes De Fabrica Mvndi Et Fabricati Figvra. b. Jodocus Hondius” published in Amsterdam, ca. 1613.

Engraver:  ​  Henricus Hondius (1573–1650)
Sheet size:
     44.8 x 51.4 cm
Year:                 ca. 1613
Technique:           copper engraving

Good condition. Beautiful hand colouring. Few professional middlefold and marginal restorations on verso.

This is an original antique map published circa 1613 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


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