PCT-57997

Archiepiscopatus Trevirensis Descriptio Nova - Hondius (c.1630)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Fair, given age. Narrow or no margins; remargined for framing purposes. Horizontal crease left to right near bottom. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1630
  • Overall size: 53.6 x 41.9 cm
  • Image size: 52.8 x 41.4 cm
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Description: Antique print, titled: 'Archiepiscopatus Trevirensis Descriptio Nova.' - Detailed map of the western part of Rhineland-Palatinate by H. Hondius. One cartouche, a coats-of-arms and a mileage scale. Showing the area between Trier, Cologne and Hanau. German text on verso. Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jodocus Hondius' after an anonymous artist. Jodocus Hondius born 1563 in Wakken (West Flanders). He became a globe maker and map engraver. In 1593 set up his business in Amsterdam after he spent some years in London. He was one of the most important engravers of his time and engraved maps for van den Keere, Waghenaer or Speed. Hondius bought the plates of Mercator in 1604, added around 40 maps and published the Atlas first 1606 still under Mercators name. After his death 1612 in Amsterdam, the business was carried out by his sons Jodocus II and Henricus.