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Jodocus Hondius the Elder (1563-1612), or Joost de Hondt, was one of the most prominent geographers and engravers of his time. His work did much to establish Amsterdam as the center of cartographic publishing in the seventeenth century. Born in Wakken but raised in Ghent, the young Jodocus worked as an engraver, instrument maker, and globe maker.

Hondius moved to London in 1584, fleeing religious persecution in Flanders. There, he worked for Richard Hakluyt and Edward Wright, among others. Hondius also engraved the globe gores for Emery Molyneux’s pair of globes in 1592; Wright plotted the coastlines. His engraving and nautical painting skills introduced him to an elite group of geographic knowledge seekers and producers, including the navigators Drake, Thomas Cavendish, and Walter Raleigh, as well as engravers like Theodor De Bry and Augustine Ryther. This network gave Hondius access to manuscript charts and descriptions which he then translated into engraved maps.

In 1593 Hondius returned to Amsterdam, where he lived for the rest of his life. Hondius worked in partnership with Cornelis Claesz, a publisher, and maintained his ties to contacts in Europe and England. For example, from 1605 to 1610, Hondius engraved the plates for John Speed’s Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine.

One of Hondius’ most successful commercial ventures was the reprinting of Mercator’s atlas. When he acquired the Mercator plates, he added 36 maps, many engraved by him, and released the atlas under Mercator’s name, helping to solidify Mercator’s reputation posthumously. Hondius died in 1612, at only 48 years of age, after which time his son of the same name and another 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:
London / 1583 (17?? ca)
Size:
12 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
55344
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 circa
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
54642
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 circa
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75302
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 circa
Size:
18 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
74615
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 circa
Size:
19 x 14.25 inches
Condition:
Stock#:
77061
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 circa
Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
83957
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
83965
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 (1620 ca)
Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
81206mp2
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 circa
Size:
20 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
85396
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1607
Size:
7.5 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
83614
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1609
Size:
7.5 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
83435
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610
Size:
19.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
61354
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610 circa
Size:
18.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
71255
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610 circa
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
73568
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
74305
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610 circa
Size:
17.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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76931
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610 circa
Size:
8 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
78126
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1610 circa
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
84681
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1612
Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
82800
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1616 circa
Size:
5.25 x 4 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
81405
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1616 circa
Size:
5.25 x 4 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
81423
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1616 circa
Size:
5.5 x 4 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
81480
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1616 circa
Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
82872
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1618
Size:
5 x 4 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68216
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1618
Size:
5.3 x 4 inches (Including text)
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
71047
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1618 circa
Size:
5.25 x 4 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
81453
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1619
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
42928
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1619
Size:
18 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
47192
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1619 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
52271
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1619 circa
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
85875
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1620 circa
Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
48201
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1620 circa
Size:
19.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
52250
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1620 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
52380
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1620
Size:
7.5 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
83739
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1620 circa
Size:
7.5 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
86084
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1620
Size:
19.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
86117
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
80431
Place/Date:
London / 1625
Size:
8 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43271
Place/Date:
London / 1625
Size:
8 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG+
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42848
Place/Date:
London / 1625
Size:
7.5 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
44788
Place/Date:
London / 1625
Size:
7.5 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG+
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47443
Place/Date:
London / 1625
Size:
7.5 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG+
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47297

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Place/Date:
London / 1583 circa (17?? ca)
Size:
15.75 x 12.25 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30518
Place/Date:
London / 1587
Size:
21.5 inch diameter
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
19055
Place/Date:
London / 1587
Size:
21.5 inch diameter
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30504
Place/Date:
London? (Paris) / 1589 (1602)
Size:
18.5 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
10582
Place/Date:
London? (Paris) / 1589 (1602)
Size:
18.5 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
13757
Place/Date:
London? (Paris) / 1589 (1602)
Size:
18.5 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
86199
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1592 (1598)
Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
38234
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1592 (1598)
Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53073
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1592 (1598)
Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53088
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1595
Size:
18 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
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14665
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1595 circa (?)
Size:
3 x 4 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
19434
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1595 ( 1619)
Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
37175
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1596
Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
49767
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1596 circa
Size:
5 x 6.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
70349
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1598 circa
Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53052
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1600 circa
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
51424
Place/Date:
Paris / 1602
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
84314
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1605
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
7459
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1605
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
20546
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1605
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
20637
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0005
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
17.5 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
10264
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 (1623)
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
11658
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 circa
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
11968
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
18 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
12729
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 (1609
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
12954
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
17676
Place/Date:
0 / 1606
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
1751
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
18 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
2026
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
18 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
2719
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 circa
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
2766
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
3226
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3244
Place/Date:
London / 1606
Size:
7.5 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3270
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 circa
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3518
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 (1623)
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3530
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
5041
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 circa
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
6263
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
9083
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606 (1628)
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16045
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
19 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16332
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
18 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16506
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16508
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1606
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16759