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Jodocus Hondius
Jodocus Hondius

Founder of a Dutch family of engravers and geographers. Settled in London, where he also became known as a scientific-instrument maker and type-founder. On his return to Holland, published many geographic maps, globes, atlases, and the maps of major travel narratives. Had two sons, both of whom - especially the elder, Jodocus Hondius Junior - became distinguished engravers and painters.