Beautiful mid 17th century copper engraved map of Northern-Switzerland by H. Hondius. With one cartouche and a mileage scale. Covering the area between Basel, Luzern and Konstanz centred around Zurich. Rare separate issued sheet without the text on verso.
Jodocus Hondius born 1563 in Wakken (West Flanders). He became a globe maker and map engraver. In 1593 set up his business in Amsterdam after he spent some years in London. He was one of the most important engravers of his time and engraved maps for van den Keere, Waghenaer or Speed. Hondius bought the plates of Mercator in 1604, added around 40 maps and published the Atlas first 1606 still under Mercators 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: Zurichgow et Basiliensis Provincia.
Antique map of Basel, Zurich. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius circa 1640.
Switzerland - Hondius, Jodocus - Zurichgow et Basiliensis Provincia