Nice copper engraved map of Nassau by H. Hondius. Two nice cartouches and a coats-of-arm. Showing the area between Koblenz, Wiesbaden, Gießen and Olpe. Rare separate issued sheet without the text on verso.
Minor browning, small upper margin, 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: Nassovia Comitatus.
Antique map of Nassau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1630.
Germany - Hondius, Jodocus - Nassovia Comitatus