Henricus Hondius II

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Henricus Hondius II or Hendrik Hondius the Younger (1597 – 16 August 1651) was a Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher.

He was born in Amsterdam, the son of the famous cartographer Jodocus Hondius who had started a map-making business in the city. Henricus obtained the original plates of the Mercator 1569 world map, and published a 1606 version of it. After his father died in 1612 Henricus co-ran the business with his brother-in-law.[1] In 1621 opened his own company in his hometown. The first time his name was mentioned in an atlas was in 1623 when he published the fifth edition of the Mercator-Hondius atlas. After 1628 Henricus partnered with the cartographer Jan Janssonius and together they continued the business. He died in Amsterdam.

He came from a different family from Hendrik Hondius I; there were two families engaged in very similar activities at the same time.


Further reading[edit]

  • Nadine Orenstein, Hendrick Hondius and the Business of Prints in Seventeenth-century Holland, Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996, ISBN 90-75607-04-0
  • Martin Woods. “Antarctic World Views; Henricus Hondius, Polus Antarcticus; Nicholas Visscher, A new and very accurate map of the world”, National Library of Australia, Mapping our World: Terra Incognita to Australia, Canberra, National Library of Australia, 2013. ISBN 9780642278098


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