Coloured copper engraved map of the course of the Rhine river between Switzerland and the Netherlands by H. Hondius. With two cartouches and mileage scale. Originally printed on top of each other on one sheet, separated and pasted as intended.
Margin cut along plate mark, several tears and crease in lower part backed, small missing part at lower right frame backed, overall good conditions.
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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Jodocus Hondius: Totius Rheni, ab eius Capitibus ad Oceanu usque Germanicum in quem se Exonerat Novißima Descriptio.
Coloured map of the course of the Rhine River. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1630.
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