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Last NameHondius    
Given NameJodocus    
alt. NamesJ. H. ; Jodocus I / Jodocus the Elder / Josse de Hondt ;    
Marriage    
Childrencartographer Jodocus‏ Hondius II / the younger (1594 / 1595-1629‏) ; daughter Elisabeth, who married Dutch publisher Jan Jansson    
Year born1563 in Wakken, then Flanders, now Netherlands    
Year died1612    
Place of deathAmsterdam, Netherlands    
Father's occupationOlivier de Hondt und Petronella d'Havertuyn    
Relatives    
Educationcopper engr. apprentice in Gent, fled 1584 to London, England    
Country of ActivityNetherlands    
Worked forAbissinorum Imperium (Amsterdam 1618) ;    
Patronage    
CollaboratorsDutch navigator Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser ; in 1604 Hondius bought the plates of Mercator's Weltatlas & published them since 1604 with own additions (Mercator-Hondius-Atlas) ;    
Techniquescartographical and martime map-making ; copper-engraving ; handcolouring ; terrestrial & celestial globes    
Sample(s)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodocus_Hondius ; http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm/ref/collection/agdm/id/1140    
Archival sourceswww.surveyhistory.org/newly_discovered_hondius_map1.html digit.ed. of Abiss.Imp.: digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-69099    
Published sourcesPeter van der Krogt (ed.): Koeman's atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. 1: The folio atlases published by Gerard Mercator, J. H., Henricus Hondius, Johannes Janssonius and their successors (1997) ; Grees 2002: 30 ; Walter 1994: plate 22 ;    
otherBorn in Flanders, since 1584 in London, England, active as cartographer & publisher of atlases & maps.     
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