Coloniensis Archiepiscopatus

Jodocus Hondius (*1563 - 1612)
Antique map of Cologne, North Rhein-Westphalia. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1630.

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Description

Copper engraved map of the area around Cologne by H. Hondius. With one cartouche and a mileage scale. Showing the River Rhine between Koblenz and Wesel. Centred on the town of Cologne. Without the text on verso.

Details

CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleColoniensis Archiepiscopatus
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, circa 1630
Plate Size37.8 x 48.9 cm (14.9 x 19.3 inches)
Sheet Size41.7 x 53.5 cm (16.4 x 21.1 inches)

Condition

One tear right to lower centrefold backed, upper right margin strengthened.

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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Antique map of Cologne, North Rhein-Westphalia. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1630.

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