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HONDIUS, J. - TERRA SANCTA quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis ol. PALESTINA.

HONDIUS, J. - TERRA SANCTA quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis ol. PALESTINA.
TERRA SANCTA quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis ol. PALESTINA. - HONDIUS, J.
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Title : TERRA SANCTA quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis ol. PALESTINA..
Map maker : HONDIUS, J..
Date : Amsterdam, (1606) 1613.
Size : 14.2 x 19.7 inches. / 36.0 x 50.0 cm.
Colouring : Fine Handcoloring

Description :A fine map showing the area of present day Israel and Palestine. Numerous placenames are depicted on the map. East is at the top of the map. A sailing ship and a large sea monster are at the bottom of the map. This map is quite similar in appearance to Abraham Ortelius' Terra Sancta.

Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) was the founder of the famous 17th century Dutch map publishing family. Hondius, along with sons Jodocus II and Henricus and son-in-law Jan Janssonius, was prominent in Dutch cartography and competed with the emerging Blaeu family map business.

When Jodocus Hondius acquired the copperplates of the Mercator atlas and decided to re-issue them in 1606, he prepared this map for inclusion in his Atlas sive Cosmographicae...... . This map is from the Latin edition of 1613. This map last appeared in an edition of 1630.
There were later maps of The Holy Lands included in the Mercator-Hondius series of atlases by Johannes Janssonius and Henricus Hondius 1630 to c.1680 (vd Krogt, p.705).
Condition : Fine Condition. A few minor wrinkles along centerfold.

ID: 91622

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