Coloniensis Archiepiscopatus

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

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Beautifully coloured map of the area around Cologne by H. Hondius. Showing the Rhine between Koblenz and Wesel, with Cologne in the centre. Decorated with a title cartouche and a mileage scale. From the French edition of the Atlas Novus, published in 1633.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleColoniensis Archiepiscopatus
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size37.7 x 48.2 cm (14.8 x 19.0 inches)
Sheet Size46.6 x 56.5 cm (18.3 x 22.2 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 2410:1.1


Several smoothed creases around centrefold, tears backed in left and lower margin, upper left corner torn off in white margin, somewhat stained in margins.


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: Coloniensis Archiepiscopatus.
Coloured map of Cologne. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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