Old coloured antique map of Asia Minor, Turkey and Cyprus by Jodocus Hondius. First published in the Mercator-Hondius Atlas of the 1606 Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et fabricati figura. This copy comes from the French edition of 1639. Decorated with three beautiful cartouche, a sailing ship and a sea monster.
Minor brown spots. Small brown stain in the title cartouche. A very good copy.
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: Natoliae sive Asia Minor.
Old coloured map of Turkey. Printed in Amsterdam by Henricus Hondius in 1639.
Turkey - Hondius, Jodocus - Natoliae sive Asia Minor