Ins. Ceilan quae Incolis Tenarisin Dicitur

Jodocus Hondius (*1563 - 1612)
Coloured map of Sri Lanka, Ceylon. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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Beautiful coloured antique map of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by Jodocus Hondius. Oriented with east at the top, decorated with an elephant, a deer, a fox, a sailing ship, a compass rose and three decorative cartouches. Petrus Plancius is credited as the source of the map. From the French edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas of 1633. French text on verso.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleIns. Ceilan quae Incolis Tenarisin Dicitur
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size34.4 x 49.8 cm (13.5 x 19.6 inches)
Sheet Size48.0 x 57.0 cm (18.9 x 22.4 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 8380:1A.1.


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 Sri Lanka, Ceylon. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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