Död i juni 1598.
Emery Molyneux was an English Elizabethan maker of globes, mathematical instruments and ordnance. His terrestrial and celestial globes, first published in 1592, were the first to be made in England and the first to be made by an Englishman.
Molyneux was known as a mathematician and maker of mathematical instruments such as compasses and hourglasses. He became acquainted with many prominent men of the day, including the writer Richard Hakluyt and the mathematicians Robert Hues and Edward Wright. He also knew the explorers Thomas Cavendish, Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh and John Davis. Davis probably introduced Molyneux to his own patron, the London merchant William Sanderson, who largely financed the construction of the globes. When completed, the globes were presented to Elizabeth I. Larger globes were acquired by royalty, noblemen and academic institutions, while smaller ones were purchased as practical navigation aids for sailors and students. The globes were the first to be made in such a way that they ...
'The Globes Celestial and Terrestrial Set Forth in Plano'
Italiensk matematiker och geograf. Han arbetade först som snickare men gick snart med i en klosterorden, där han bedrev flitiga studier inom flera områden, och 23 år gammal tog han en doktorsgrad. Kort därefter blev han ordens 'minister provincialis' i Ungern. 1686 blev han kosmograf för republiken Venedig, senare också professor i geografi vid universitetet i Venedig.
Franciscan monk, was one of the pre-eminent globe makers, his crowning glory being the pair of giant globes he made for Louis XIV, 3,9 metres in diameter.
Född 1758 20/6 i S:t Michels sn (S:t Michel), död 1825 17/5 på sin egendom Kyyhkylä i nämnda sn.
Överstelöjtnant. Tecknare och etsare. Skriftställare. Son av majoren Carl Johan von F. och Ebba Charlotta Furumarck. Utnämndes 1812 till chef för den av honom projekterade nyupprättade Topografiska kåren i Haapaniemi.
O. C. VON FIEANDT, Om sättet att rita militäriske cartor, Åbo 1804: karta över Säterholms säteri.
Vägvisare för XI Olympiaden i Berlin - 1936
Grafen von Keyserling - Tyskland ca 1800.
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."