Hondius (Latinized version of his Dutch name: Joost de Hondt) (14 October 1563, Wakken-12 February 1612, Amsterdam), sometimes called Jodocus Hondius the Elder to distinguish him from his son, was a Flemish artist, engraver, and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. He helped establish Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century.1619/Amsterdam, Holland
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