Coloured map of Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1640.

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Nice early 17th century copper engraved map of Sachsen by H. Hondius in beautiful colours. Covering the region between Halle and Belzig, centred around Wittenberg. Rare separate issued sheet without the text on verso.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleSaxonia Superior
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, circa 1640
Plate Size38.6 x 50.2 cm (15.2 x 19.8 inches)
Sheet Size41.4 x 53.3 cm (16.3 x 21.0 inches)


Some small brown spots, fine conditions.


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: Saxonia Superior.
Coloured map of Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1640.

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