Mångsidig och kunnig karthistoriker. Grundade bl.a. tidsskriften "Imago Mundi" vars första nummer utkom i Berlin 1935. Författare till viktiga arbeten inom kartografi. Bodde i Ryssland till 1918, i Berlin 1918-1945 och i Stockholm 1945-1957. Läs bl.a. Vingboons' maps in Sweden samt Maps of the Neva river and adjacent areas in swedish archives .Biografi under utarbetande. Kommer att läggas ut här.
Mechelen June 29, 1517 – Leyden March 10, 1585
Rembert Dodoens was a Flemish physician and botanist, also known under his Latinized name Rembertus Dodonaeus.In 1530 he started his studies of medicine, cosmography and geography at the University of Louvain, where he graduated in 1535. He established himself as a physician in Mechelen in 1538. He married Kathelijne De Bruyn(e) in 1539. He had a short stay in Basel (1542-1546). He turned down a chair at the University of Louvain in 1557. He equally turned down an offer to become court physician of emperor Philip II of Spain. He became the court physician of the Austrian emperor Rudolph II in Vienna (1575-1578). He then became professor in medicine at the University of Leiden in 1582.Dodoens' herbal Cruydeboeck with 715 images (1554) was influenced by that of Leonhart Fuchs. He divided the plant kingdom in six groups. It treated in detail especially the medicinal herbs, which made this work, in the eyes of many, a pharmacopoeia.It was translated first into French in 1557 by Charles de L'Ecluse ('Histoire d...
Herbarium (1533) Den Nieuwen Herbarius (1543) Cosmographica in astronomiam et geographiam isagoge (1548) De frugum historia (1552) Trium priorum de stirpium historia commentariorum imagines (1553) Posteriorum trium de stirpium historia commentariorum imagines (1554) Cruydeboeck (1554) Physiologices medicinae tabulae (1580) Medicinalium observationum exempla rara (1581) Stirpium historiae pemptades sex (1583) Praxis medica (1616) (posthumous) Ars medica, ofte ghenees-kunst (1624) (posthumous)
1715-1826. Född och död i Köpenhamn.
Dansk sjöofficer. Blev 1770 officer, var 1778-82 i fransk tjänst under kriget med England, och 1784 direktör för det danska "Sjökortarchiv". 1786 var han chef för en expedition till Grönland, 1797 kommendörkapten och 1812 konteramiral. Han författade en rad kustbeskrivningar för de kartor som blivit utgivna av "Sjökortarchivet". Medlem av danska och utländska lärda sällskap.
Amiral Häggs flaggkarta. - Stockholm 1888.
'The World, on a Globular Projection...' - D. H. Vance, Philadelphia ca 1830.
Porträtt på Gerard Mercator och Jodocus Hondius.
"Striking image showing Mercator and Hondius in their idealized workshop.
This famous portrait of two of the most important mapmakers during the Golden Age of Dutch cartography was engraved by Coletta Hondius, as a tribute to her late husband, shortly after his death. Gerard Mercator is shown with his successor, Jodocus Hondius, seated at a table surrounded by the implements of their trade. The fine portrait is set within an elaborate strapwork framework that includes a wall map of Europe.
Gerard Mercator is renowned as the cartographer who created a world map representing new projections of sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines—an innovation which, to this day, enhances the simplicity and safety of navigation. In his own day, Mercator was the world's most famous geographer. He created a number of wall maps early in his career, as well as one of the earliest modern world Atlases in 1595. Although this was the first appearance of the word Atlas in a geographical context, Mercator used it as a neologism for a treatise on the creation, history and description of the universe, not simply a collection of maps. He chose the word as a commemoration of King Atlas of Mauretania, whom he considered to be the first great geographer.
Jodocus Hondius was a Dutch engraver and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe and for continuing publication of Gerard Mercator's World Atlas. He also helped establish Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century. In England, Hondius publicized the work of Francis Drake, who had made a circumnavigation of the world in the late 1570s. In 1604, he purchased the plates of Gerard Mercator's Atlas from Mercator's grandson and continued publication of the Atlas, adding his own maps over the next several decades. Hondius later published a pocket version Atlas Minor."