Maximi Totius Europae Fluminis Danubii Cursus per Germaniam Hungariamque Nova Delineatio

Jodocus Hondius (*1563 - 1612)
Antique map of the Danube Course. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1635.

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Description

Nice mid 17th century copper engraved map of the course of the river Danube in two sections by H. Hondius. With one cartouche and a mileage scale. Rare separate issued sheet without the text on verso.

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CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleMaximi Totius Europae Fluminis Danubii Cursus per Germaniam Hungariamque Nova Delineatio
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, circa 1635
Plate Size44.8 x 51.0 cm (17.6 x 20.1 inches)
Sheet Size45.4 x 54.2 cm (17.9 x 21.3 inches)

Condition

Lower margin just cut into the frame, centrefold and lower area backed with Japan paper, some crease around centrefold, horizontal crease in lower third backed, one small wax spot.

Cartographer

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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Antique map of the Danube Course. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1635.

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