Five maps on one sheet showing the Polder in Noord-Holland, Wijdewormer, Beemsterpolder, Waterland Polder (between Monnickendam and Amsterdam), Zijpe Polder and surroundings to Petten and the Purmer Polder (between Edam and Purmerend). Showing the Noord-Holland lakes now as dry land with their numbered parcels. Text in Latin on verso.
Made by Hondius after Janssonius.
Medium: engraving / etching with original old hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 59 x 49 cm (23.23 x 19.29 inch). Image size: 47 x 35 cm. (18.5 x 13.78 inch).
Condition: fair, given age. Colouring has oxidized, causing brittleness of the paper, and in one place a tear in the image. Middle fold, as issued. Folding has caused offsetting from the opposite side. General age-related toning and some light staining. Edges of the margins browned. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
NOORD HOLLAND-ZIJPE-BEEMSTER-THE NETHERLANDS | DP-A1-001-33
Original antique map by Henricus Hondius published by Johannes Janssonius ca. 1700.
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 (1597-1651).
Biography artist: Johannes Janssonius also known as Jan Jansson was born 1588 in Arnhem, Netherlands. His father was a bookseller and publisher (Jan Janszoon the Elder). When he married the daughter of the cartographer Jodocus Hondius he also set up a business as book publisher in Amsterdam. His first map was published in 1616. Around 15 years later he set up a partnership with his brother in law Hondius add issued further editions of the Mercator/Hondius atlas. After his death in 1664, his heirs still have published several maps. Many of his plates have been acquired by Pieter Schenk and Gerard Valk.
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