C1618

Magellanici Freti delineatio

Mapmaker:

Jodocus Hondius (1563 - 1612)

Rare early miniature map of the Strait of Magellan by Hendricus Hondius showing the north coast of Tierra del Fuego superbly embellished with a decorative title title at lower right, a spectacular scale of distances with two penguins on top … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Magellanici Freti delineatio

Date:

C1618

Mapmaker:

Jodocus Hondius (1563 - 1612)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

136mm 
x 97mm

Paper Size: 

188mm 
x 123mm
AUTHENTICITY
Magellanici Freti delineatio - Antique Print from 1618

Genuine antique
dated:

1618

Description:

Rare early miniature map of the Strait of Magellan by Hendricus Hondius showing the north coast of Tierra del Fuego superbly embellished with a decorative title title at lower right, a spectacular scale of distances with two penguins on top of a scrolled pediment and a large compass rose at top right, published by Petrus Bertius in 1618.  

From Bertius, Bertius, La geographie Racourcie cosmographe du Roy Tres-Crestien en sept livres. Avec des belles cartes geographiques de nouveau tirees et excatement taillez par Iudocus Hondius. Amsterdam 1618

References:
Koeman I Lan 13b.

Biography:

Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612)

Hondius was born in Wakken and grew up in Ghent. He was an engraver, instrument maker and globe maker. In 1584 he moved to London to escape the religious persecution in Flanders.  In 1593 he moved to Amsterdam and the publisher Cornelis Claesz. in 1604 he purchased the engraving plates for the Mercator’s Atlas. Hondius republished Mercator’s work with 36 additional maps, including several which he himself had produced. Despite the addition of his own contributions, Hondius gave Mercator full credit as the author of the work, listing himself as the publisher. Hondius’ new edition of Mercator’s work was a great success.From 1605 and 1610 he engraved the maps for John Speed’s The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine.

After his death, the business was continued by his widow, two sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, and son-in-law Johannes Janssonius, whose name appears on the Atlas after 1633.

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