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Introduction:

One of Hondius’ most successful commercial ventures was the reprinting of Mercator’s atlas. Gerard Mercator died in 1594 without having completed his most ambitious project, an atlas of the entire world. His son and grandsons completed the work and released its final volume in 1595.

The younger Mercators released another edition in 1602, but they then sold the plates to Jodocus Hondius the Elder in 1604. Hondius published his first edition in 1606; there were roughly fifty editions in various European languages in the seventeenth century.

Hondius died in 1612, at only 48 years of age, after which time his son of the same name and his other son, Henricus, took over the business, including the reissuing of the Mercator atlas. After 1633, Hondius the Elder’s son-in-law, Johannes Janssonius, was also listed as a co-publisher for the atlas.


Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610 circa
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
64531
Place/Date:
Amserdam / 1606 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75738
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 circa
Size:
19 x 14.25 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
72556
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
73166

Archived

Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610 circa
Size:
16.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
41528
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610 circa
Size:
16.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46821
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610 circa
Size:
18.5 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
57016
Place/Date:
Amserdam / 1619 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
56264
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610 circa
Size:
18.5 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
57557
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 circa
Size:
19 x 14.25 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68676
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63734