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Hondius Collection

"Hondius: Mapping the World and Beyond in the 17th Century" Step back in time with Hondius, a renowned cartographer of the 17th century

Background imageHondius Collection: 17th century map of Europe

17th century map of Europe

Background imageHondius Collection: 17th century map of the New World

17th century map of the New World
Western Hemisphere, 17th century Dutch map. This shows the New World that was being discovered by Europeans exploring the Western Hemisphere of the Earth

Background imageHondius Collection: 17th century map of South America

17th century map of South America
South America, 17th century Dutch map. This shows the new continent that was being discovered by European explorers. The shape is distorted because it had not yet been accurately mapped

Background imageHondius Collection: JAPAN: MAP, 1606. Map of Japan engraved by Jodocus Hondius for a 1606 edition of Gerardus

JAPAN: MAP, 1606. Map of Japan engraved by Jodocus Hondius for a 1606 edition of Gerardus Mercators Atlas. Korea is shown as an island

Background imageHondius Collection: WORLD MAP, 1641. Engraved map of the world by Henricus Hondius, 1641

WORLD MAP, 1641. Engraved map of the world by Henricus Hondius, 1641

Background imageHondius Collection: America. From Mercator-Hondius Atlas, c.1620. Creator: Hondius, Jodocus (1563-1612)

America. From Mercator-Hondius Atlas, c.1620. Creator: Hondius, Jodocus (1563-1612)
America. From Mercator-Hondius Atlas, c.1620. Private Collection

Background imageHondius Collection: Arctic, North Pole

Arctic, North Pole

Background imageHondius Collection: A Crowd watching Bear-baiting in a Town Square, (oil on canvas)

A Crowd watching Bear-baiting in a Town Square, (oil on canvas)
827800 A Crowd watching Bear-baiting in a Town Square, (oil on canvas) by Hondius, Abraham Danielsz. (c.1625-95); 77.5x87.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHondius Collection: Portrait of Sir Francis Drake, (copper-engraving)

Portrait of Sir Francis Drake, (copper-engraving)
828370 Portrait of Sir Francis Drake, (copper-engraving) by Hondius, Jodocus (1567-1611); 38.7x30.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Portrait of Sir Francis Drake. Jodocus Hondius (1567-1611)

Background imageHondius Collection: Virginiae item et Floridae Americae provinciarum, nova descriptio

Virginiae item et Floridae Americae provinciarum, nova descriptio
5242474 Virginiae item et Floridae Americae provinciarum, nova descriptio, 1636 (colour engraving) by Hondius, Jodocus (1567-1611); New York Public Library

Background imageHondius Collection: Two Fools Dancing from Two and Three Fools of the Carnival, 1642

Two Fools Dancing from Two and Three Fools of the Carnival, 1642. After Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Background imageHondius Collection: Levamen Onostrorum, from Allegories of the Christian Faith

Levamen Onostrorum, from Allegories of the Christian Faith, from Christian and Profane Allegories, 1604

Background imageHondius Collection: Title to Topographia Variarum Regionum, 1614. Creator: Simon Wynhoutsz Frisius

Title to Topographia Variarum Regionum, 1614. Creator: Simon Wynhoutsz Frisius
Title to Topographia Variarum Regionum, 1614

Background imageHondius Collection: Den eersten (-vijfsten) boeck van architecturen, 1546, 1549, 1553

Den eersten (-vijfsten) boeck van architecturen, 1546, 1549, 1553

Background imageHondius Collection: Drawing of tree and two men with buildings on hills Date: 1751

Drawing of tree and two men with buildings on hills Date: 1751

Background imageHondius Collection: Perspective drawing of checker pattern tile Date: 1751

Perspective drawing of checker pattern tile Date: 1751

Background imageHondius Collection: Architectural drawing of spiral staircase Date: 1751

Architectural drawing of spiral staircase Date: 1751

Background imageHondius Collection: Perspective of a Room with a man under the archway Date: 1751

Perspective of a Room with a man under the archway Date: 1751

Background imageHondius Collection: Projection of three boxes to a vanishing point Date: 1751

Projection of three boxes to a vanishing point Date: 1751

Background imageHondius Collection: Ancient Map of Japan 1606 Date: 1606

Ancient Map of Japan 1606 Date: 1606

Background imageHondius Collection: Christ among the Doctors, 1668. Creator: Abraham Hondius

Christ among the Doctors, 1668. Creator: Abraham Hondius
Christ among the Doctors, 1668

Background imageHondius Collection: Jan Piotr Sapieha (1569-1611), c. 1630. Creator: Hondius, Hendrik, the Elder (1573-1650)

Jan Piotr Sapieha (1569-1611), c. 1630. Creator: Hondius, Hendrik, the Elder (1573-1650)
Jan Piotr Sapieha (1569-1611), c.1630. Private Collection

Background imageHondius Collection: Jan Piotr Sapieha (1569-1611). Creator: Hondius, Willem (1597-1652 / 58)

Jan Piotr Sapieha (1569-1611). Creator: Hondius, Willem (1597-1652 / 58)
Jan Piotr Sapieha (1569-1611). Private Collection

Background imageHondius Collection: Cosmic Allegory c. 1660 / 65 oil canvas 103. 4 x 149 cm

Cosmic Allegory c. 1660 / 65 oil canvas 103. 4 x 149 cm
Cosmic Allegory, c. 1660/65, oil on canvas, 103.4 x 149 cm, signed lower right: A, Hondius, Abraham Hondius, Rotterdam 1625/30-1691 London

Background imageHondius Collection: Abraham Hondius Christ Emmaus painting visual

Abraham Hondius Christ Emmaus painting visual
Abraham Hondius, Christ in Emmaus, painting visual material oil paint wood, Painting: oil on panel. Reclining rectangle signed

Background imageHondius Collection: Smolensk and its surroundings, 1636

Smolensk and its surroundings, 1636. Found in the Collection of Russian National Library, St. Petersburg

Background imageHondius Collection: Hendrik Hondius

Hendrik Hondius
HENDRIK HONDIUS (de Hondt) the elder Flemish artist, particularly admired for his engravings. Date: 1573 - 1649+

Background imageHondius Collection: 17th century map of Japan

17th century map of Japan
Japan, 17th century Dutch map. These lands had not yet been accurately mapped by Europeans, and the islands of Japan (centre to centre right) are much distorted

Background imageHondius Collection: FROZEN THAMES. Oil painting, 1677, by Abraham Hondius

FROZEN THAMES. Oil painting, 1677, by Abraham Hondius

Background imageHondius Collection: The Papal Pyramid, ca. 1600

The Papal Pyramid, ca. 1600. Private Collection

Background imageHondius Collection: Portrait of John Calvin (1509-1564), 1599

Portrait of John Calvin (1509-1564), 1599. Private Collection

Background imageHondius Collection: Portrait of Hieronymus Bosch. From Pictorum aloquot celebrium praecipue Germaniae Inferioris, 1610

Portrait of Hieronymus Bosch. From Pictorum aloquot celebrium praecipue Germaniae Inferioris, 1610. Private Collection

Background imageHondius Collection: Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula (Map of the world), 1631

Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula (Map of the world), 1631. Found in the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageHondius Collection: Portrait of John Hus, 1599. Artist: Hondius, Hendrik, the Elder (1573-1650)

Portrait of John Hus, 1599. Artist: Hondius, Hendrik, the Elder (1573-1650)
Portrait of John Hus, 1599. Found in the collection of Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Background imageHondius Collection: Double Portrait of Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594) and Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612)

Double Portrait of Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594) and Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612). Found in the collection of Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg

Background imageHondius Collection: Freti Magellanici ac novi freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio, c. 1630

Freti Magellanici ac novi freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio, c. 1630. Artist: Hondius, Jodocus (1563-1612)
Freti Magellanici ac novi freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio, c.1630. From a private collection

Background imageHondius Collection: Sir Francis Drake, taken from a series of cigarette cards, 1935

Sir Francis Drake, taken from a series of cigarette cards, 1935
Sir Francis Drake. Based on an engraving attributed to Hondius. Taken from a series of cigarette cards entitled Celebrities of British History produced by Carreas Ltd, 1935

Background imageHondius Collection: King Wladyslaw IV Vasa of Poland (1595-1648), Tsar of Russia, 1637

King Wladyslaw IV Vasa of Poland (1595-1648), Tsar of Russia, 1637. Artist: Hondius, Willem (1597-1652 / 58)
King Wladyslaw IV Vasa of Poland (1595-1648), Tsar of Russia, 1637. Found in the collection of the National Museum, Poznań

Background imageHondius Collection: Nova Poloniae delineation (Map of Poland), c. 1629-1630. Artist: Hondius, Jodocus (1563-1612)

Nova Poloniae delineation (Map of Poland), c. 1629-1630. Artist: Hondius, Jodocus (1563-1612)
Nova Poloniae delineation (Map of Poland), c. 1629-1630. From a private collection

Background imageHondius Collection: Abraham Hondius, Dutch Baroque era printmaker and painter. Artist: T Chambars

Abraham Hondius, Dutch Baroque era printmaker and painter. Artist: T Chambars
Abraham Hondius, Dutch Baroque era printmaker and painter

Background imageHondius Collection: Axel Oxenstierna (1583-1654). Count of Sodermore. Swedish st

Axel Oxenstierna (1583-1654). Count of Sodermore. Swedish st
Axel Oxenstierna (1583-1654). Count of Sodermore, was a Swedish statesman. Engraving by E. Hondius. Colored

Background imageHondius Collection: Durer (Hondius)

Durer (Hondius)
ALBRECHT DURER German artist, profiled in his later years. Date: 1471 - 1528

Background imageHondius Collection: Paul Eber / Hondius Eng

Paul Eber / Hondius Eng
PAUL EBER German Protestant divine and hebrew scholar Date: 1511 - 1569

Background imageHondius Collection: Abraham Hondius - Dutch Artist

Abraham Hondius - Dutch Artist
Abraham Hondius ou Abraham Danielsz Hondius ou Abraham de Hondt (1631-1691), Dutch artist, best known for his depiction of animals. Date: circa 17th century

Background imageHondius Collection: Abraham Hondius

Abraham Hondius
ABRAHAM HONDIUS (de Hondt) Dutch artist Date: 1638 - 1691

Background imageHondius Collection: Drawings Prints, Drawing, River, Landscape, Baptism, Eunuch, Artist, Hendrick Hondius I

Drawings Prints, Drawing, River, Landscape, Baptism, Eunuch, Artist, Hendrick Hondius I
Drawings and Prints, Drawing, A River Landscape with the Baptism of the Eunuch, Artist, Hendrick Hondius I, Netherlandish, Duffel 1573-1650 Amsterdam, Hondius, Hendrick I, Netherlandish, 1573, 1650

Background imageHondius Collection: MAP: STRAIT OF MAGELLAN, 1611. An early depiction of the Strait of Magellan at the

MAP: STRAIT OF MAGELLAN, 1611. An early depiction of the Strait of Magellan at the tip of South America, oriented with south to north with Tierra del Fuego at the bottom of the page

Background imageHondius Collection: Jodocus Hondius I after Thomas Talbot (Dutch, 1563 - 1611-1612), Talbots Rose

Jodocus Hondius I after Thomas Talbot (Dutch, 1563 - 1611-1612), Talbots Rose: A Record of the Knights of the Garter, 1486-1589, 1589, engraving



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"Hondius: Mapping the World and Beyond in the 17th Century" Step back in time with Hondius, a renowned cartographer of the 17th century. Known for his intricate maps, he meticulously captured the essence of Europe, the New World, and South America. His detailed works provided invaluable knowledge to explorers and navigators alike. One of Hondius' notable creations was a map of Japan engraved by Jodocus Hondius himself for Gerardus Mercator's Atlas in 1606. This masterpiece showcased Japan's beauty while intriguingly depicting Korea as an island. In 1641, Henricus Hondius crafted an exquisite world map that captivated viewers with its precision and artistry. From the Arctic to the North Pole, this map offered a glimpse into uncharted territories during that era. Hondius didn't limit his talents to cartography alone; he also dabbled in other artistic endeavors. In one painting titled "A Crowd watching Bear-baiting in a Town Square, " he skillfully portrayed a lively scene filled with excitement and anticipation. Another remarkable creation by Hondius was his copper-engraving portrait of Sir Francis Drake. With meticulous attention to detail, he immortalized this legendary explorer who played a significant role in maritime history. Venturing further into exploration, Hondius created maps like "Virginiae item et Floridae Americae provinciarum nova descriptio. " These accurate depictions shed light on new frontiers across America during colonial times. However, it wasn't just serious subjects that caught Hondius' eye; he also had a playful side. In his work "Two Fools Dancing from Two and Three Fools of the Carnival" from 1642, he depicted whimsical characters engaging in joyful revelry during carnival celebrations. Throughout history books or art galleries today, we can still appreciate how Jodocus and Henricus Hondius left their mark on the world.