Legionis Biscaiae et Guipiscoae typus

Jodocus Hondius (*1563 - 1612)
Antique map of Leon, Vizcaya, Guipuzcoa. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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Beautiful antique map of northern Spain by J. Hondius. Shows the northern Spanish coastline with the Basque Country, Castile and León. With the provinces of Asturias and Cantabria on the Bay of Biscay, as well as La Rioja, Burgos and Palencia. In the east, the upper reaches of the Ebro. With Gijón, Santander, Bilbao, Biarritz, Bayonne, Miranda, Burgos and Logroño.

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
TitleLegionis Biscaiae et Guipiscoae typus
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size35.0 x 47.2 cm (13.8 x 18.6 inches)
Sheet Size47.9 x 57.0 cm (18.9 x 22.4 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 6010:1A


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 Leon, Vizcaya, Guipuzcoa. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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