Gerard de Jode (1509 – 1591) was a Netherlandish cartographer, engraver and publisher. He often printed the works of other cartographers. His most outstanding work is a two-volume atlas Speculum Orbis Terrarum published in 1578. With this, he wanted to compete with Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, which had been a hit. However, even if many now believe that de Jode’s atlas was better, it didn’t sell well. When he died, a new edition was in the making and was published by his son in 1593. It didn’t sell well either and his maps were not published again.