Saxonia Inferior et Meklenborg Duc.

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

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Early edition of the map of Northern Germany by G. Mercator. Showing the Elbe near Hamburg, Lower Saxony to Brunswick and Mecklenburg to Rügen. With Stade, Lüneburg, Lübeck, Wismar and Rostock. Top left a beautiful title cartouche. This is the first state of the map and comes from the French edition of the Atlas Novus, published in 1633.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleSaxonia Inferior et Meklenborg Duc.
Publisher, YearHenricus Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size34.2 x 44.4 cm (13.5 x 17.5 inches)
Sheet Size47.7 x 56.6 cm (18.8 x 22.3 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 2200:1A.1


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 Norddeutschland. Printed in Amsterdam by Henricus Hondius in 1633.

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