Typus Hispaniae ab Hesselo Gerardo delineata...

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

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This beautiful antique map of the iberian peninsula, dating back to the 17th century, depicts the geographical regions of Spain, including Portugal, Galicia, Castile and Léon, Andalusia, Granada, Catalonia, Navarre, Aragon, Valencia, Murcia, and the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera). The illustration is adorned with sailing ships, a compass rose, a decorative cartouche, and a coat of arms.

Originally conceived by Hessel Gerritsz and engraved by Henricus Hondius, the map's initial state was first published in 1631, replacing the earlier Mercator-Hondius map of Spain from around 1606. The version presented here is an early first state from the French edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas printed in 1633.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleTypus Hispaniae ab Hesselo Gerardo delineata...
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size36.0 x 49.0 cm (14.2 x 19.3 inches)
Sheet Size47.8 x 56.7 cm (18.8 x 22.3 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 3910:1.1


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 Spain - Portugal. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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