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Publisher: HONDIUS, J.
Title: Coloniensis Archiepisscopatus.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1629
   
Size: 15.0 x 19.4 inches.
38.0 x 49.2 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: A good and dark impression.
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Extremely rare first edition of this beautiful map of Cologne and Dusseldorff.
Jodocus Hondius Jr. planned to produce a new modern atlas less dependent on the Mercator plates that his father had acquired in 1604. It would make sense that he considered putting together 'ad hoc collections' of the maps already cut to stimulate further interest. According to van der Krogt only six of these collections are known today. One of them has a letterpress title Atlantis Maioris Appendix and was made up by Jodocus or his widow in mid 1629 to be displayed in the autumn of 1629 at the Frankfurt book fair as a continuation of the great Mercator atlas. On Jodocus death on August 18, 1629, this among 39 other Hondius copper plates were purchased by Willem Blaeu who deleted Hondius' name and added his own to the imprint.
Blaeu published immediately 34 of them as part of his first atlas.
This is the rare first state of which Peter van der Krogt list only 5 other copies in his updated Atlantes Neerlandici.
Collecters item of great importance!.
Reference: Koeman/V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.1,p125-127.



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