Marchionatus Misniae una cum Voitlandia

Jodocus Hondius (*1563 - 1612)
Antique map of Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1640.

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Description

Nice early 17th century copper engraved map of Sachsen by H. Hondius. Covering the region between Weimar, Karlsbad, Praha and Dresden, centred around Altenburg. Rare separate issued sheet without the text on verso.

Details

CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleMarchionatus Misniae una cum Voitlandia
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, circa 1640
Plate Size41.4 x 51.6 cm (16.3 x 20.3 inches)
Sheet Size41.7 x 52.6 cm (16.4 x 20.7 inches)

Condition

Lower frame cut, lower centrefold backed, otherwise fine.

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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Jodocus Hondius: Marchionatus Misniae una cum Voitlandia.
Antique map of Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1640.

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