Beautiful old coloured map of Rügen with Hiddensee by Eilhard Lübben. Shows the coast of the Baltic Sea from Peenemunde and Stralsund to Barhöft and the island of Rügen with many details. The coastline of Rügen largely corresponds to today's characteristics. The map is decorated with two galleons, several sea monsters, two large compass roses, one mileage scale with dividers and a cartouche with a large coat of arms. The left and right sides are flanked with 15 small coat of arms each. From the Mercator-Hondius Atlas published in 1623. Latin text on verso.
Upper and lower centrefold backed in margin. Some overall browning, mainly on verso. Some colour offset due to the original colour. Very good condition with striking old colours.
Jodocus Hondius born 1563 in Wakken (West Flanders). He became a globe maker and map engraver. In 1593 set up his business in Amsterdam after he spent some years in London. He was one of the most important engravers of his time and engraved maps for van den Keere, Waghenaer or Speed. Hondius bought the plates of Mercator in 1604, added around 40 maps and published the Atlas first 1606 still under Mercators name. After his death 1612 in Amsterdam, the business was carried out by his sons Jodocus II and Henricus.
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Old coloured map of Rügen, Baltic Sea. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1623.
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