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Last NameHondius    
Given NameWillem    
alt. NamesW. H. ; Wilhelm d'Hondt / de Hondt / Hondiusz ;    
Marriage1st in 1632 in The Hague to Kornelia van den Enden, 2nd in 1646 in Gdańsk to Anna Mackensen, daughter of the Royal goldsmith.    
Children    
Year born1597 in The Hague    
Year died1652 OR 1658    
Place of deathGdansk    
Father's occupationHendrik Hondius the Elder (1573- 1650), Dutch printmaker & publisher, and Sara Jansdochter.    
Relativessix brothers and sisters    
Educationas draughtsman and copper engraver in the printing establishing of his father Henrik, and by pupils of Johan Wierix    
Country of ActivityNetherlands    
Worked forJ Hevelius: Selenographia sive Lunae Descriptio 1647; map salt mine Wieliczka 1645     
PatronageDutch parliament: Staten-Generaal & court; Royal court of Polish King Władysław IV (Chalcographus privilegialus & Chalcographus Regius)     
Collaboratorssurveyor Marcel German    
Techniquesengraving of portaits, astronomical, technical, geographic and topographic plates    
Sample(s)www.zwoje-scrolls.com/zwoje42/gd_2.htm ; www.kolekcjonerzy.mnw.art.pl/fotki/grpol4155.jpg     
Archival sourcesViennese Hofkammerarchiv, mining map collection, no.Qu a11/1-2     
Published sourcesIrena Fabiani-Madeyska in: Polski Słownik Biograficzny. IH (1960):605–6. ADB13 (1881):69f.; Kirnbauer 1962 appendix I, p.113     
otherIn Poland 1636, since 1641 permanently.    
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