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A scarce two-sheet miniature map of Scotland

HONDIUS, Jodocus II.

Scotia Septentrion. [&] Scotia Australis.
Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu, 1639. Two sheets, each 100 x 135mm.

Both sheets trimmed close to printed border on three sides.

A two sheet map of Scotland, engraved for a new edition of the Bertius 'Tabularum geographicarum contractarum' published by Hondius in 1616, which King describes as 'the finest set of miniature maps ever printed'. This example was issued in a Dutch pocket edition of 'Camden's Britannia'.
Hondius (c.1594-1629) was the son of the Jodocus Hondius who engraved the John Speed county maps. He left the family business to set up on his own c.1621; after his early death many of his copper plates were sold to the rival Blaeu firm.

KING: Miniature Antique Maps, p. 96-99.
Stock ID : 22145

£300

£300

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Stock Id :22145

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A scarce two-sheet miniature map of Scotland

HONDIUS, Jodocus II.

Scotia Septentrion. [&] Scotia Australis.
Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu, 1639. Two sheets, each 100 x 135mm.

Both sheets trimmed close to printed border on three sides.

A two sheet map of Scotland, engraved for a new edition of the Bertius 'Tabularum geographicarum contractarum' published by Hondius in 1616, which King describes as 'the finest set of miniature maps ever printed'. This example was issued in a Dutch pocket edition of 'Camden's Britannia'.
Hondius (c.1594-1629) was the son of the Jodocus Hondius who engraved the John Speed county maps. He left the family business to set up on his own c.1621; after his early death many of his copper plates were sold to the rival Blaeu firm.

KING: Miniature Antique Maps, p. 96-99.
Stock ID : 22145

£300

£300

Return To Listing