Osnabrugensis Episcopatus. Autore Ioanne Gigante.

Jodocus Hondius (*1563 - 1612)
Coloured map of Osnabrück. Printed in Amsterdam by Henricus Hondius in 1633.

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Beautiful engraved map of the Osnabrück region drawn by Joannes Gigas, published by J. Hondius. With Quakenbrück, Melle, Wittlage, Iburg, Bentlage und Lingen. One cartouche with a cityview of Osnabrück, coats-of-arm, mileage scale and an inset map of Wiedenbruck. This is the rare first state of the map and comes from the French edition of the Atlas Novus, published in 1633.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleOsnabrugensis Episcopatus. Autore Ioanne Gigante.
Publisher, YearHenricus Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size37.2 x 47.8 cm (14.6 x 18.8 inches)
Sheet Size48.0 x 57.2 cm (18.9 x 22.5 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 2340:1.1


Minor spotting in the wide margins. 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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Coloured map of Osnabrück. Printed in Amsterdam by Henricus Hondius in 1633.

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