Nice copper engraved map of the Country of Bentheim by H. Hondius. With one title cartouche. Showing Linge, Enschede, Bad Bentheim, Coevorden, Neuenhaus and Nordhorn, centred around Bad Bentheim. Without text on verso.
Two minor vertical creases left to centrefold, 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: Comitatus Bentheimensis Noua Descriptio Auth. Ioann. Westenberg - Amstelodami Sumptibus Henrici Hondij.
Antique map of Bad Bentheim, Lower-Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1630.
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