Cornelis de Jode

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Cornelis de Jode
Antwerp, Belgium
Died17 October 1600
Mons, Belgium
Scientific career

Cornelis de Jode (1568 – 17 October 1600) was a cartographer, engraver and publisher from Antwerp. He was the son of Gerard de Jode, also a cartographer. Cornelis studied science at Academy of Douai[1]

When his father died in 1591, Cornelis de Jode took over the work on his father's uncompleted atlas, which he eventually published in 1593 as Speculum Orbis Terrae . Despite that contemporary scholars consider many of de Jode's maps to be copies of both Portuguese and Spanish cartographers in detail and style of atlas of the time Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Ortelius, de Jode's atlas never sold well due to his plagiarize.[2]

After his death, the engraving plates were sold to J. B. Vrients (who also owned the Ortelius plates), and the complete work was not published again.


  1. ^ "Art Encyclopedia: Cornelis de Jode". Retrieved 2009-03-09. (info on birth and death dates and place, and info on studies in Douai are from
  2. ^ "Antique map of World by de Jode". Retrieved 2009-03-09.