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Jodocus Hondius

(1563-1611), Artist, engraver and cartographer

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 10 portraits
A Flemish artist, engraver and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe and for his portraits of Francis Drake. He helped establish Amsterdam as the centre of cartography in Europe in the seventeenth century. Hondius moved to London in 1583 where he worked engraving maps and charts with information brought back from mariners. His work for the map publisher Edward Wright brought him into contact with great explorers including Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Ralegh. He engraved the copper plates for the first terrestrial globes made in England. He returned to Amsterdam in 1593 and established a thriving business producing terrestrial and celestial globes.

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Sir Francis Drake, attributed to Jodocus Hondius, completed by  George Vertue - NPG 3905

Sir Francis Drake

attributed to Jodocus Hondius, completed by George Vertue
engraving, circa 1583
NPG 3905

Sir Francis Drake, after an engraving attributed to Jodocus Hondius - NPG 1627

Sir Francis Drake

after an engraving attributed to Jodocus Hondius
oil on panel, circa 1583
NPG 1627

Thomas Cavendish, by Jodocus Hondius - NPG 6677

Thomas Cavendish

by Jodocus Hondius
engraving, circa 1590-1592
NPG 6677

Sir Francis Drake, possibly by Jodocus Hondius - NPG D25402

Sir Francis Drake

possibly by Jodocus Hondius
line engraving, possibly late 16th to early 17th century
NPG D25402

King Henry VII, by Jodocus Hondius - NPG D23858

King Henry VII

by Jodocus Hondius
line engraving, 1610
NPG D23858

Elizabeth of York, by Jodocus Hondius - NPG D23859

Elizabeth of York

by Jodocus Hondius
line engraving, 1610
NPG D23859

King Richard III, by Jodocus Hondius, after  Unknown artist - NPG D21257

King Richard III

by Jodocus Hondius, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1611
NPG D21257

Sir Francis Drake, by Robert Sargent Austin, printed by  The Baynard Press, probably after  Jodocus Hondius - NPG D35387

Sir Francis Drake

by Robert Sargent Austin, printed by The Baynard Press, probably after Jodocus Hondius
chromolithograph, published 1943
NPG D35387


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