Död 1732. Föddes i Holland.
Engelsk kartograf. Kom ca. 1698 till London där han senare hade sin verksamhet. Arbetade först som kopparstickare för andra kartutgivare, men började snart på egen hand. Hans främsta verk är en stor atlas utan titel ca. 1700, "Atlas Manuale" (1709), "Atlas Geographus" i 5 band (1711-17), "New and complete Atlas" (1719) och "Atlas Minor" (1729). Utarbetade dessutom kartor för "The Complete Geographer" (1709) och en rad andra geografiska och historiska verk. Han utgav även några böcker, som "A System of Geography" (1701).
Atlas Manuale.Atlas Geographus.New and complete Atlas.Atlas Minor.The Complete Geographer.A System of Geography.
Dict. nat. biogr. - Tooley.
Cartographer, lawyer and mathematician.
Limburg 1603 for Mercator-Hondius, also used by Keere 1616, 1617, 1622.Använd också av Blaeu.
Holländsk kartograf. Utmärkte sig som kopparstickare och verkade som sådan i Amsterdam, men är först och främst känd för sina sjökartverk. "De Lichtende Colomne ofte Zee-Spiegel" som kom ut i 12 utgåvor 1654-88, och "Zee-Atlas ofte Waer-Weerelt" som kom ut i 16 utgåvor under 10 år (1666-76). Som förläggare gav han ut ett flertal verk om navigation och besläktade ämnen.Dutch cartographer and copperplate engraver based in Amsterdam. Famous for his marine maps in De Lichtende Colomne ofle Zee-Spiegel published 1654-88, and Zee-Atlas ofle Waer-Wereld published 1666-76. Goos also produced works on navigation. Abraham Goos son, Pieter, continued and extended his father's business and became one of the group of well-known engravers of sea charts active in Amsterdam in the middle years of the seventeenth century. In common with Colom, Doncker and Jacobsz he published a pilot guide, the Zee-Spiegel, basing it on plates obtained from Jacobsz. This went through many editions in different languages under the startlin...
De Lichtende Colomne ofte Zee-Spiegel.Zee-Atlas ofte Waer-Weerelt.
Nederl. biogr., X. - Wieder.Sveriges sjökartor – A. Hedin.
Ingermanlandiae – Homanns Erben 1734
'Karta öfver Bromma socken' - Kongl. General Landtmäteri Contoiret 1829.
Porträtt på Gerard Mercator och Jodocus Hondius.
"Striking image showing Mercator and Hondius in their idealized workshop.
This famous portrait of two of the most important mapmakers during the Golden Age of Dutch cartography was engraved by Coletta Hondius, as a tribute to her late husband, shortly after his death. Gerard Mercator is shown with his successor, Jodocus Hondius, seated at a table surrounded by the implements of their trade. The fine portrait is set within an elaborate strapwork framework that includes a wall map of Europe.
Gerard Mercator is renowned as the cartographer who created a world map representing new projections of sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines—an innovation which, to this day, enhances the simplicity and safety of navigation. In his own day, Mercator was the world's most famous geographer. He created a number of wall maps early in his career, as well as one of the earliest modern world Atlases in 1595. Although this was the first appearance of the word Atlas in a geographical context, Mercator used it as a neologism for a treatise on the creation, history and description of the universe, not simply a collection of maps. He chose the word as a commemoration of King Atlas of Mauretania, whom he considered to be the first great geographer.
Jodocus Hondius was a Dutch engraver and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe and for continuing publication of Gerard Mercator's World Atlas. He also helped establish Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century. In England, Hondius publicized the work of Francis Drake, who had made a circumnavigation of the world in the late 1570s. In 1604, he purchased the plates of Gerard Mercator's Atlas from Mercator's grandson and continued publication of the Atlas, adding his own maps over the next several decades. Hondius later published a pocket version Atlas Minor."