Antique map of Valencia by Jodocus Hondus. Shows the Spanish Mediterranean coast from Torrevieja to Tarragona. With Alicante, Xàbia, Dénia, Gandia, Castellón de la Plana and L'Ampolla. In the centre Valencia. From the Latin edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas of 1623 or 1630. With a beautiful title cartouche, a sailing ship and a sea monster.
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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Jodocus Hondius: Regni Valentiae typus.
Coloured map of Valencia. Printed in Amsterdam in 1623 or 1630.
Spain - Portugal - Hondius, Jodocus - Regni Valentiae typus