Map of Friesland with the islands Vlieland, Terschelling and Ameland. With 3 cartouches, two sailing ships and a compass rose. Published by H. Hondius after Adrian Metius und Gerard Freitag around 1630, with German text on verso. Prepared by Adrian Metius and Gerard Freitag. Depicting several plans of towns like Harlingen, Franeker, Leeuwarden, Bolswaert, Sneek, etc. A very decorative title cartouche with the frisian shield flanked by agricultural tools and a scale cartouche surmounted by a surveyor and the surveying instruments.
Made by after an anonymous artist.
Medium: engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 57.5 x 47.5 cm (22.64 x 18.7 inch). Image size: 50 x 39 cm. (19.69 x 15.35 inch).
Condition: excellent, given age. Original middle fold. . General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
NETHERLANDS-HOLLAND-FRISIA OCCIDENTALIS-FRIESLAND | DP-A1-001-33
Original antique map by Jodocus Hondius published in The Netherlands ca. 1630.
Biography engraver: Jodocus Hondius born 1563 in Ghent (Flanders) and grown up there. 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.
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