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HONDIUS, H. - Gothia.

HONDIUS, H. - Gothia.
Gothia. - HONDIUS, H.
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Title : Gothia..
Map maker : HONDIUS, H..
Date : Amsterdam, ca 1640.
Size : 15.4 x 19.1 inches. / 39.0 x 48.4 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :An attractive map of southern part of Sweden including Stockholm, Uppsala, Gothenburg, Malmö. But also Copenhagen and Oslo. A decorative title cartouche and a number of sailing ships are seen. Good map detail with towns, villages, forests, rivers, islands and lakes.

Henricus Hondius (1597-1651) was a Dutch cartographer and engraver, he was a member of a very prominent and important cartographic family. His father, Jodocus Hondius, was also an engraver and geographer. While working with his father, Henricus was instrumental in the expansion and republishing of Mercator’s atlas, first published in 1595, and then republished by Hondius in 1606.
Upon the death of his father in 1612, Henricus and his brother, Jodocus the Younger, took over the business. They set up shop in 1621, where they continued to release new editions of the Mercator atlas. Later, he partnered with his brother-in-law, Jan Janssonius, and continued to expand and publish Mercator’s atlas, which would be known as the Mercator-Hondius-Janssonius atlas. Both born and based in Amsterdam, Henricus died there in 1651.

Condition : Clean tear to upper centerfold (5 cm) some spotting, in general in good condition. Latin text on verso. Wide margins, good impression.

ID: 42419

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