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1620. Accurata Prussiae Descriptio

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 Amsterdam
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Accurata Prussiae Descriptio

Scarce map of Prussia, published by Gerard Mercator in Amsterdam.

Covers most of the North of Poland and parts of Kalingrad and Southern Lithuania.

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.


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7223x5935 px
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6.44284MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Amsterdam
Author:
Henricus Hondius.
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