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MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J. - Gerardus Mercator natus Iudocus Hondius. .

MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J. - Gerardus Mercator natus Iudocus Hondius. .
Gerardus Mercator natus Iudocus Hondius. . - MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J.
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Title : Gerardus Mercator natus Iudocus Hondius. ..
Map maker : MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1630.
Size : 15.0 x 17.5 inches. / 38.2 x 44.5 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Arguably the finest engraved portrait of early map makers. In the well-executed design, Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius are seated within an architectural cartouche of the kind seen frequently in their atlas. They are depicted using, and surrounded by the tools of their trade: globes, pairs of compasses, atlases and a wall map.
The scene was engraved by Coletta Hondius, in tribute to her late husband, and appears in the Atlas from 1613 onwards.

Condition : Paper slightly age toned, as usual. With some wrinkling of paper along center fold. Old backing of center fold due to tear in lower part center fold, hardly notable. A few marginal brown spots.

ID: 35331

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