Cataloniae Principatus Descriptio Nova

Jodocus Hondius (*1563 - 1612)
Antique map of Catalonia, Cataluna, Catalunya. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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Beautiful antique map of Catalonia (Catalunya) by J. Hondius. Showing the Catalan Mediterranean coast from the Ebro to France. With Tarragona, Lleida, Girona, Barcelona in the centre.

Decorated with two cartouches, a sailing ship, two sea monsters and a compass rose. This example comes from the French edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas printed in 1633.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleCataloniae Principatus Descriptio Nova
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size38.4 x 48.2 cm (15.1 x 19.0 inches)
Sheet Size47.9 x 57.0 cm (18.9 x 22.4 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 6250:1A


Two tears backed in the lower white margin. 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 Catalonia, Cataluna, Catalunya. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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