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HONDIUS, Jodocus - Amstelodamum Emporium

HONDIUS, Jodocus - Amstelodamum Emporium
Amstelodamum Emporium - HONDIUS, Jodocus
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Title : Amstelodamum Emporium.
Map maker : HONDIUS, Jodocus.
Date : Amsterdam, 1611.
Size : 10.2 x 13.4 inches. / 26.0 x 34.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :One of the oldest maps and views of Amsterdam, elegantly engraved by Jodocus Hondius the elder in 1611. The map depicts the view of Amsterdam in the beginning of its expansion in the 17th century. Farmers are working the land, and the fertility of the land is humorously illustrated by a few cuddling cows.
The engraving comes from the first edition of the book by Pontanus, 'Rerum et urbis Amstelodamensium historia',published in Amsterdam in 1611. It is the earliest description of Amsterdam, its history and institutions. The fine and very detailed engravings by Hondius are in quality comparable, and even exeding those by Ortelius, Blaeu, or Visscher.
The plan is extremely rare, as is the book by Pontanus. The value of a complete work is such that loose copies of this map are rarely seen.
Condition : Very good condition. Some professional repairs in the margin, not affecting the image. Adequate margins, fine colouring, very clear and sharp impression.

ID: 93333

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