Map. Engraving. 15" x 19".
This 17th c. map shows the Navarre region in Spain, including the city of Pamplona (famous for the running of the bulls festival) as well as Bayonne and San Sebastian. Mountains and trees illustrate the varied topography of the area, into which forts and castles are situated. The title cartouche appears in the upper left corner above a coat of arms. The map is in good condition. Some chips in the margins not affecting the image. 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.