Nice copper engraved map of Saxony-Anhalt by H. Hondius. With one figural cartouche and a mileage scale. Showing the course of the River Elbe Werben and Wittenberg centred around Magdeburg. Without text on verso.
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: Principatus Anhaldinus et Magdeburgensis Archiepiscopatus.
Antique map of Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1630.
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