Episcopatus Paderbornensis descriptio nova

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

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Beautiful engraved map of the Paderborn region drawn by Joannes Gigas, published by H. Hondius. With two cartouches and a mileage scale. Showing the Rhine river between Koblenz and Wesel. Centred on the town of Paderborn. This is the rare first state of the map and comes from the French edition of the Atlas Novus, published in 1633.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleEpiscopatus Paderbornensis descriptio nova
Publisher, YearHenricus Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size37.8 x 48.7 cm (14.9 x 19.2 inches)
Sheet Size47.7 x 54.3 cm (18.8 x 21.4 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 2350:1.1


Small tears in margin and lower centerfold backed. 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 Paderborn. Printed in Amsterdam by Henricus Hondius in 1633.

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