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Decorative map of Andalusia, first published by Jodocus Hondius in 1636.

The map includes important cities in Spain, including Sevilla, Malaga, Marbella, Cadiz Ronda, Cordoba, Granada and Almeira.

Also covers Gibraltar and the Straits of Gibraltar, Tangier and Ceuta, with an allegorical cartouche, showing the Pillars of Hercules.

Henricus Hondius Biography

Henricus Hondius (1597-1651) was a Dutch engraver and mapmaker, a member of a prominent cartographic family. His father, Jodocus Hondius, was also an engraver and geographer. While working with his father, Henricus was instrumental in the expansion and republishing of Mercator’s atlas, first published in 1595 and republished by Hondius in 1606.   

Upon his father’s death in 1612, Henricus and his brother, Jodocus the Younger, took over the business. He set up his own shop in 1621, where he continued to release new editions of the Mercator atlas. Later, he partnered with his brother-in-law, Jan Janssonius, in continuing to expand and publish Mercator’s atlas, which would become known as the Mercator-Hondius-Janssonius atlas. Born and based in Amsterdam, he died there in 1651.