Very detailed copper engraved map of Lower-Saxony by H. Hondius. With one title cartouche dedicated to D. Christianus. Bounded on the west by the River Wesel between Hoya and Hannoversch Munden, up to Quedlinburg in the east, centred around Braunschweig. Without text on verso.
One tiny hole backed, very good condition.
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: Serenißimo Principi Ac Domino, D. Christiano Duci Brunsvicensi Et Luneburgensi Hanc accuratißiman sui Ducatus....
Antique map of Lower-Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1630.
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