Very detailed engraved map of Hesse by H. Hondius. With two cartouches and a mileage scale. Showing the area between Alsfeld, Northeim and Eisenach. Centred on the town of Kassel. Without the text on verso.
Right margin just cut on frame, lower centrefold and small tears in lower margin backed.
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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Jodocus Hondius: Hassia Landgraviatus / Illustrissimo Principi ac Domino D. Wilhelmo Dei gratia Lantgravio Hassiae ....
Antique map of Hesse. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1630.
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