Coloured map of Chile. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius in 1633.

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Beautiful antique map of Chile by Jodocus Hondius. Showing Chile along its Pacific coast with an eastward orientation. The rugged, mountainous terrain dominates the interior, also two fire-breathing volcanoes are shown. The sharp peaks illustrate the challenging landscape of the area. From Copiapo in the north to Castro in the south, with the city of Conception in the center.

Decorated with two sailing ships, sea monsters, three cartouches and two beautiful compass roses. From the French edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas printed in 1633.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
Publisher, YearJ. Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size37.2 x 47.7 cm (14.6 x 18.8 inches)
Sheet Size47.2 x 55.0 cm (18.6 x 21.7 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 9920:1.


Repairs in the left and right white margin. Very good condition.


Jodocus Hondius was born 1563 in Wakken (West Flanders). He became a globe maker and map engraver. In 1593 he set up his business in Amsterdam after he spent several years in London. He was one of the most important engravers of his time and engraved maps for van den Keere, Waghenaer and Speed. Hondius bought the plates of Mercator in 1604, added around 40 maps and published the expanded Mercator-Atlas first 1606 still under Mercator's name. After his death 1612 in Amsterdam, the business was carried out by his sons Jodocus II and Henricus.

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Coloured map of Chile. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius in 1633.

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