Roggeveen was a land surveyor and mathematician by profession, working in Middelburg where the Dutch East and West India Companies maintained collections of hydrographic manuscripts and charts, including Spanish portulans of the West Indies. No doubt through contacts there Roggeveen became interested in navigation and he compiled a pilot book of largescale charts of the West Indies and parts of the American coasts, with a second volume of the coasts of West Africa. These were the first such charts printed in Holland.
1529 – 29 February 1600.
Was a German Lutheran pastor, historian and cartographer.
Hennenberger was born in a Franconian place given as Erlich (Erlichhausen?) and started to study Lutheran divinity at the University of Königsberg in 1550. In 1554 he began to work at the congregation of Georgenau and in Domnau. Probably in 1561 he moved to Mühlhausen, where he worked as a Lutheran Pastor for the next 29 years.
With the patronage of Duke Albert of Prussia Hennenberger published the first detailed map of Prussia in 1576, the book 'Kurze und wahrhaftige Beschreibung des Landes zu Preussen' (short and truthful description of the land Prussia) in 1584 and 'Erklärung der preußischen größeren Landtafeln oder Mappen' (explanation of the larger Prussian maps) in 1594.
In 1590 Hennenberger became the Pastor of the Large Hospital at Königsberg-Löbenicht, where he died in 1600. He was buried in the Hospital's Church.
Kurze und wahrhaftige Beschreibung des Landes zu Preussen.
Erklärung der preußischen größeren Landtafeln oder Mappen.
I vår förra årsbok berättade vi om Frans Lindström och en del andra Stockholmskonstnärer, som var föga kända. Det var egentligen en omarbetning av en liknande artikel i vår årsbok 1951, då Frans Lindström för första gången gjordes känd för allmänheten. På grund av det stora intresset för Lindströms akvareller har emellertid årsboken 1951 sedan flera år tillbaka varit totalt slut. Att vi återigen tar upp detta ämne beror på att vi alldeles nyligen fått bekräftat att Frans Lindström var vår utan jämförelse produktivaste Stockholmsskildrare i bild och att vi fått tillgång till troligen hela hans konstnärliga kvarlåtenskap.
I slutet av förra året fick vi kontakt med Lindströms systerson Folke Fredin och genom honom med Lindströms dotter, fru Dagny Jansson, den enda kvarlevande av Lindströms tre barn. Hon hade i förvar - på sätt och vis utan att riktigt veta om det - faderns många hundra skisser till akvareller och en mängd bildmaterial av olika slag. Då Lindström avled 80-årig 1954 tog sonen Gösta hand om ...
Ur Stockholms borgargilles årsbok 1973.
Stockholm - Mentzer ca 1860.
Heraldischer Atlas, Tavla 59 - H. G. Ströhl 1899.
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."