Jode, de family
- Christine van Mulders
Flemish family of artists. They were important engravers and print publishers in Antwerp during the 16th and 17th centuries.
(b Nijmegen, 1509 or 1517; d Antwerp, 1591).
Engraver, Mapmaker and publisher. A native of the northern Netherlands, he was in Antwerp by 1547 at the latest, when he was admitted to the Guild of St Luke as a master. Two years later he became a citizen of Antwerp; he obtained a licence to publish prints in 1551. His first dated print is from 1560. He drew and published various series of maps, some engraved by himself and some by Jan and Lucas van Doetechum. He also republished existing maps, for example a revised reprint of the Mappa mundi by Giacomo Castaldi (1560), a Map of Portugal (1563), the Theatrum orbis terrarum by Abraham Ortelius (1564) and a Map of Italy after Castaldi (...