C1640

Walachia Servia, Bulgaria, Romania.

Mapmaker:

Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) & Jodocus Hondius

C17th Mercator map of the Balkans issued by Hondius with a decorative title at top left comprising arms. The map covers the region centered on the Lower Danube, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Macedonia.

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Full Title:

Walachia Servia, Bulgaria, Romania.

Date:

C1640

Mapmaker:

Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) & Jodocus Hondius

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

500mm 
x 345mm

Paper Size: 

580mm 
x 495mm
AUTHENTICITY
Walachia Servia, Bulgaria, Romania. - Antique Map from 1640

Genuine antique
dated:

1640

Description:

C17th Mercator map of the Balkans issued by Hondius with a decorative title at top left comprising arms. The map covers the region centered on the Lower Danube, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Macedonia.

Mapmaker:

Gerard Mercator (1512-1594)

Famous Belgian cartographer, philosopher and mathematician, best known for his new world map on a rectangular projection which allowed a course to be plotted in a stright line and now known as, Mercator’s Projection.

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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