Jodocus Hondius

Hispania. (Spain.)

Copper plate engraving. 1607-1637.
5 3/4 x 7 3/8" (146 x 186 mm) plus margins.
Good condition save for two small ore stains (rust). Black & white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 40748
Price: $185.00
Publisher : Published by Michaell Sparke, London
The English subtitle for this map is "The Description of Spaine." This map was first issued by Jodocus Hondius, appearing in his "Atlas Minor" which itself was a reduced version of Mercator’s "Atlas." In the early 1620's The original copper plates were obtained by several London booksellers and were reprinted in "Purchas His Pilgrimage" (1624-26) and "Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas." (1635, 37 and 39) This particular impression appeared in the 1637 edition of "Historia Mundi" published by Michaell Sparke. Sparke supplemented the original titles with English titles in the left margin. A scarce English language edition.This example has six leaves of accompanying descriptive text in English. Maps