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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:
Amsterdam / 1652 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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50672
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
18 x 14 inches
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VG
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49005
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
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19.5 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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52594
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
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VG+
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59128
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1636
Size:
8 x 6 inches
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VG+
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49034
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
8 x 6 inches
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VG+
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49564
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
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6.5 x 5 inches
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VG+
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48719
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1630 circa
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18 x 14 inches
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VG
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43385
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Amsterdam / 1630 circa
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19.5 x 15 inches
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VG
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35918
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1630 circa
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13 x 16.5 inches
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VG
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51778
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1630 circa
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20 x 15 inches
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VG+
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56286
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1630
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8 x 5.5 inches
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VG+
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Amsterdam / 1630
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8 x 5.5 inches
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Amsterdam / 1630
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8 x 5.5 inches
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London / 1625
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8 x 6 inches
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London / 1625
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8 x 6 inches
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43271
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London / 1625
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8 x 6 inches
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London / 1625
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8 x 6 inches
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VG
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46585
Place/Date:
London / 1625
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7.5 x 6 inches
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VG+
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44788
Place/Date:
London / 1625
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8 x 6 inches
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VG
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47411
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London / 1625
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7.5 x 6 inches
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London / 1625
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7.5 x 6 inches
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47297
Place/Date:
London / 1625
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8 x 6 inches
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42812
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London / 1625
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7.5 x 6 inches
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London / 1625
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8 x 6 inches
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London / 1625
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8 x 6 inches
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London / 1625
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8 x 6 inches
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London / 1625
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8 x 6 inches
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Amsterdam / 1620 circa
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Amsterdam / 1620 circa
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19 x 14 inches
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Amsterdam / 1620 circa
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19 x 14 inches
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VG
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44156
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1620 circa
Size:
19.5 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1620 circa
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19.5 x 14 inches
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Amsterdam / 1620 circa
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20 x 15 inches
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Amsterdam / 1620 circa
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Amsterdam / 1619
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19 x 13.5 inches
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Amsterdam / 1619
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18 x 14 inches
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Amsterdam / 1619 circa
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Amsterdam / 1619 circa
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Amsterdam / 1619 circa
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Amsterdam / 1636
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Amsterdam / 1636
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Amsterdam / 1636
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8 x 6 inches
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Amsterdam / 1636
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8 x 6 inches
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Amsterdam / 1636
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8 x 6 inches
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Amsterdam / 1636
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8 x 6 inches
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Amsterdam / 1636
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8 x 6 inches
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Amsterdam / 1636
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8 x 6 inches
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Amsterdam / 1636
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8 x 6 inches
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Amsterdam / 1636
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8 x 6 inches
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Amsterdam / 1636
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8 x 6 inches
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Amsterdam / 1636
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8 x 6 inches
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Amsterdam / 1636
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8 x 6 inches
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Amsterdam / 1636
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8 x 6 inches
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13686
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1636
Size:
8 x 6 inches
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VG
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13687
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1636
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8 x 6 inches
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VG
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