Coletta van der Keere Hondius (d.1629): Portrait of Mercator and Hondius: Gerardus Mercator...and...Iudocus Hondius...
copper engraved print with orig. hand colouring; plate size 39 x 45 cm; Latin text on verso.
engraved by Colette van der Keere Hondius, for Mercator/ Hondius series of atlases from 1619. Colette was the sister of Pieter van der Keere and wife to Jodocus Hondius whom she succeeded in business after his death in 1612.
Beautifully engraved double portrait of Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) and his successor Jodocus Hondius the elder (1563-1612), sitting together at a table and surrounded by maps, books and globes.
fold as issued; add. creases some parallel to c'fold; c'fold strengthend on verso; ; evenly toned with some soiling and staining; edges slightly frayed; some expertly rep. marginal tears not affecting image; o/w vg cond.
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