Attica, Megarica, Corinthiaca (…)
Copperplate engraving/etching with contemporary hand colouring. on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 57,3 x 48,2 cm. Image size: 49 x 36,2 cm.
Source unknown, to be determined.
Made by Henricus Hondius after an anonymous artist. Henricus Hondius II or Hendrik Hondius the Younger (1597 – 16 August 1651) was a Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher. He was born in Amsterdam, the son of the famous cartographer Jodocus Hondius who had started a map-making business in the city. Henricus obtained the original plates of the Mercator 1569 world map, and published a 1606 version of it. After his father died in 1612 Henricus co-ran the business with his brother-in-law. In 1621 opened his own company in his hometown. The first time his name was mentioned in an atlas was in 1623 when he published the fifth edition of the Mercator-Hondius atlas. After 1628 Henricus partnered with the cartographer Jan Janssonius and together they continued the business.
Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANCIENT GREECE-ATTICA-OLD COLOURED