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1612 circa Coletta Hondius
Striking antique engraved image showing Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius in their idealized workshop.
This famous portrait of two of the most important mapmakers during the birth of modern cartography was engraved by Coletta Hondius, as a tribute to her late husband, shortly after his death. Gerard Mercator is shown with his successor, Jodocus Hondius, seated at a table surrounded by the implements of their trade. The fine portrait is set within an elaborate framework that includes a wall map of Europe.
Original hand-color in full. Minor staining in the blank margin, away from the image.