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Print (Engraving, Hand-Coloured, Framed) of Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius, Attributed to Colette Hondius, Early 17th Century

Inventory Number: 31779
Object Type:
Persons: Colette Hondius (Artist or Engraver)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1957-16
Brief Description: Gerardus Mercator and Judocus Hondius depicted seated together either side a table, holding dividers to terrestrial globes, with scientific instruments, books, and a Mercator-projection map of Europe, inside an architectural surround, with a panel below containing identifying inscriptions and their birth and death dates etc (Mercator b.1512 and Hondius d.1612). The engraving appeared from 1613 onwards in editions of Hondius's version of Mercator's Atlas, and is usually attributed to Hondius's widow Colette Hondius.

The colouring is very faded. Crease or repaired tear down centre; mounted on card. In a simple wooden frame.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by Lieut-Col. Melville Lee in 1957.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Paper
Card
Wood
Glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
430 525 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Image with multimedia irn 51985

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