Castiliae veteris et novae descriptio anno 1606

Jodocus Hondius (*1563 - 1612)
Antique map of Castile, Castilla. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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Beautiful antique map of Castile, Spain by J. Hondius. Showing the provinces of Castile-La Mancha, Madrid and León with the rivers Duero, Tajo, Guadiana and in the north-east the Ebro. With Valladolid, Saragossa, Mérida, Burgos, in the centre Madrid and Toledo.

Decorated with three cartouches. This example comes from the French edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas printed in 1633.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleCastiliae veteris et novae descriptio anno 1606
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size36.0 x 49.5 cm (14.2 x 19.5 inches)
Sheet Size47.9 x 57.0 cm (18.9 x 22.4 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 6055:1A


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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Antique map of Castile, Castilla. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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