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Last NameHondius    
Given NameHenricus / Hendrik I    
alt. NamesH. H. ; Hendrik der Ältere / Henrik o Velho / Hendrick d'Hondt / Henry de Hondt ;    
Marriagew. Sara Jansz (also Jansdochter), daughter of goldsmith Godefroy van Gelder, in Antwerp    
Children5 daughters & 2 sons: portraitist & copper engr. Willem Hondius (1597 or 1600-1652 or 1658) & Hendrik Hondius II, publ. & copper engr.    
Year born1573 in Duffel, now Netherlands    
Year died1650    
Place of deathThe Hague    
Father's occupationGuiljam Hondius, school master in Duffel, the Netherlands    
Relativesafter the early death of his father, H. H.'s mother moved to Antwerp    
Educationapprentice of goldsmith Godefroy van Gelder Brussels; studies painting w. Jan Wierix; learns mathematics & architecture from ->Hans Vredeman de Vries     
Country of ActivityNetherlands    
Worked forJan Vredeman de Vries: Perspective (1604-5, 49 + 24 plates), Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula (1630, published 1633) ; Grondige onderrichtinge in de optica, ofte perspective konste (1640) ; Pictorum aliquot celebrium praecipué Germaniae Inferioris, effigies (1610) ; Instruction en la science de perspective (La Haye 1625) ; Africæ nova tabula (Amsterdam 1631) ; Novissima Russiae tabula (1637) ;    
CollaboratorsA. Stock ; T. F. di Liagno ; S. Frisius ; engraver and cartographer -> W. J. de Blaeu on Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula (1630, published 1633) ;    
Techniquesarchitectural, perspectival, optical, and technical copper engraving ; cartographical, geographical, and topographical map-making ; hand-colouring    
Sample(s)en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1630MapDarlingtonCollection_Pitt.jpg ; RL: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.353818    
Archival sources    
Published sourcesADB 13 1881: 69f. ; Nadine Orenstein: H. H. & business of prints (Ph.D. Diss., New York 1992) ; Adolf K. Placzek (ed.) 1968 ;     
otherDutch printmaker, draftsman, and publisher, active in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Leiden & Den Haag.    

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