''DIOECESIS LEODIENSIS…'' Amsterdam: Henricus Hondius, c. 1636. Engraved map with original hand-coloring. Verso text English. (Image : 18 x 21 3/8’’) Centerfold as issued, minor scuff at bottom margin.
This highly decorative and very detailed map depicts the region of Liege or Leodium in present-day Belgium.
Topographical features are well noted and most cities (including Liege, Tienen, and Maastricht), towns, waterways, forests and wagon routes are located. The map is further enhanced with the elaborate and colorful cartouches.
Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) (Henrici´s brother) was the founder of the famous 17th century Dutch map publishing family. Jodocus, along with sons Jodocus II and Henricus, and son-in-law Jan Janssonius, was prominent in Dutch cartography and competed with the emerging Blaeu family map business.