Abbatia Heresfeldensis vulgo t Stifftt Hirsfeldt. Amstelodami Sumptibus Henrici Hondy

Jodocus Hondius (*1563 - 1612)
Old coloured map of Hersfeld. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1620.

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Description

Showing the area of Bad Hersfeld in Germany.

Details

CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleAbbatia Heresfeldensis vulgo t Stifftt Hirsfeldt. Amstelodami Sumptibus Henrici Hondy
Publisher, YearAmsterdam, circa 1620
Plate Size42.7 x 53.4 cm (16.8 x 21.0 inches)

Condition

Overall stronger browning and age spotting in places. Lower margin repaired around centerfold. Small margin.

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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Jodocus Hondius: Abbatia Heresfeldensis vulgo t Stifftt Hirsfeldt. Amstelodami Sumptibus Henrici Hondy.
Old coloured map of Hersfeld. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1620.

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