Antique Maps by Pieter van den Keere (*1571 - 1650)

Pieter van den Keere, also Petrus Kaerius, was born in Ghent in 1571. At a young age he moved together with his family to London and was trained as an engraver by Jodocus Hondius. Like Hondius, he settled back to Amsterdam in 1593. He produced numerous copper engravings, besides those for Blaeu also for the Atlas Minor by J. Hondius. He published his own atlas of the Netherlands, Germania Inferior in 1617. In 1623 Claes Janszoon Visscher bought the copper plates of the atlas of the Netherlands and replaced Kaerius' name with his own.
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