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ca 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, 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 “Atlas Sive Cosmographicae Meditationes De Fabrica Mvndi Et Fabricati Figvra. b. Jodocus Hondius” published in Amsterdam, ca. 1613. Latin text on verso.

Engraver:  ​  Henricus Hondius (1573–1650)
Sheet size:
     44.2 x 54.0 cm
Year:       ca. 1613
Technique:           copper engraving

Very good condition! Beautiful hand colouring. Few middlefold reinforcements on verso.

Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!

This is an original antique map published ca. 1613 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!

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