Jodocus Hondius

Jodocus Hondius (1563-1629) was a skilled cartographer who fled his hometown Ghent after the arrival of the Spanish Inquisition. After a period in London, he published a world map commemorating Drake’s circumnavigation of 1577-1580. Moving to Amsterdam he purchased Mercator’s copperplates from which he published a new atlas and updated globes. 

 

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~ by authenticmodels on November 19, 2012.

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