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MERCATOR,G. / HONDIUS,J. - Palatinat Bavariae

MERCATOR,G.  / HONDIUS,J. - Palatinat Bavariae
Palatinat Bavariae - MERCATOR,G. / HONDIUS,J.
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Title : Palatinat Bavariae.
Map maker : MERCATOR,G. / HONDIUS,J..
Date : Amsterdam, ca. 1630.
Size : 2.2 x 3.0 inches. / 5.5 x 7.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :A lovely map of the land north of the Danube River. Two fancy matching strapwork cartouches decorate this little map with detailed forests, towns, mountains, lakes and cities.
Henricus Hondius (1597-1651) was one of the famous Dutch “Golden Age” cartographers. He initially helped his father and brother to expand their family business of map making. Later in 1621, he opened his own business firm in the city of Amsterdam. His father Jodocus Hondius Sr. was himself an ace cartographer. Jodocus was instrumental in resolving one of the major problems faced by the cartographers of the earlier age. He devised the method of reproducing spherical objects on the two dimensional and continuous rectangular surface. After him, his family continued the business of map making and rose to the popularity comparable to the Blaeu family. In 1641, Henricus Hondius modified the existing maps made by his family to publish the Mercator- Hondius Atlas.

Condition : In good condition but with tightly cropped margins.


ID: 92370

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