Amsterdam: Jan Cloppenburgh, 1630. unbound. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 17 7/8" x 22 1/8" very good(-).
Beautiful and rare map of Germany. Map is bordered by various portraits (unnamed) and city views. Towns include Prague, Nuremburg, Basel, Frankfurt, Augsburg, Mentz, Leipzig, Strausbourg, Lubek, Heidelberg, Brusnswick, Trier, Hamburg, Ulm, Regensburg, Vienna and Cologne. Each town is accompanied by coats of arms. Map has been cropped and mounted onto early paper margins. Overall wear and a few small tears along edges. Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) was the founder of a prolific map publishing business, which helped to propel the Dutch to lead the Golden Age of cartography. When Jodocus the elder died in 1612, his wife Colette ran the business until their sons came of age to join the firm. During this time, their daughter Elisabeth married Johannes Jansson and the two of them helped Colette run the business. Jodocus & Colette's youngest son, Henricus Hondius (1597-1651) later ran the business along with his extended family.