Antique map of Galiza, Galicia. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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Beautiful antique map of Galicia (Galicia) by J. Hondius. Shows the historical kingdom of Galicia on the Atlantic coast with the present-day provinces of A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra in north-west Spain. With Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, Vigo, Ourense and the Rio Miño.

Decorated with two cartouches and two sailing ships. This example comes from the French edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas printed in 1633.


CartographerJodocus Hondius
TitleGallaecia Regnum
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size36.6 x 40.8 cm (14.4 x 16.1 inches)
Sheet Size47.9 x 57.0 cm (18.9 x 22.4 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 6045:1A


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 Galiza, Galicia. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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