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Antique Print-MORAVIA-CZECH REPUBLIC-Hondius-Mercator-1600
- Antique print, titled: 'Moravia.' - Detailed map centered on Brno. Moravia map, edited by Mercator and signed "Per Gerardum Mercatorem. Cum privilegio." in lower right corner, published by Jodocus Hondius. Copperplate engraving with hand colouring on hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Gerard Mercator' after 'Jodocus Hondius'. Mercator was born in Rupelmonde in Flanders and studied in Louvain under Gemma Frisius, Dutch writer, astronomer and mathematician. The excellence of his work brought him the patronage of Charles V, but in spite of his favor with the Emperor he was caught up in the persecution of Lutheran protestants and charged with heresy, fortunately without serious consequences. No doubt the fear of further persecution influenced his move in 1552 to Duisburg, where he continued the production of maps, globes and instruments. Mercator's sons and grandsons, were all cartographers and made their contributions in various ways to his atlas. Rumold, in particular, was responsible for the complete edition in 1595. The map plates were bought in 1604 by Jodocus Hondius who, with his sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, published enlarged editions which dominated the map market for the following twenty to thirty years. 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). Condition: Good, given age. Some neatly repaired tears in the margins. Several spots in the margins. Paper near middle fold is thin, only visible on verso. Edges with a few small tears. Middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B1-42 The overall size is ca. 21.2 x 15.9 inch. The image size is ca. 16.7 x 13 inch. The overall size is ca. 53.8 x 40.5 cm. The image size is ca. 42.5 x 33 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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