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Pautre, Jean le

28 juni 1618-2 februari 1682.
Jean le Pautre (June 28, 1618 – February 2, 1682) was a French designer and engraver. Le Pautre was an apprentice to a carpenter and builder. In addition to learning mechanical and constructive work, he developed considerable skill with the pencil. His designs, innumerable in quantity and exuberant in content, consisted mainly of ceilings, friezes, chimney-pieces, doorways and mural decorations. He also devised fire-dogs, sideboards, cabinets, console tables, mirrors and other pieces of furniture. Jean Le Pautre, Sight of the Basin of Latone in the Gardens of Versailles, 1678 Le Pautre was long employed at the Gobelins manufactory. His work is often very flamboyant and elaborate. He frequently used amorini and swags, arabesques and cartouches in his work. His chimney-pieces, in contrast, were often simple and elegant. His engraved plates, nearly 1,500 in number, are almost entirely original and include a portrait of himself. He made many designs for Andre Charles Boulle. He became a member of the academy of
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Karl X Gustafs historia.


GEDDA, PETTER.

1661-97.
Kartograf, från 1687 styrmansdirektör vid amiralitetet, en befattning närmast motsv. såväl generallotsdirektörens som chefens för sjökarteverket i vår tid. G. utarbetade nya författningar rörande lotsväsendet, vilka sedaan länge förblevo gällande, och upprättade och utgav tills. med sin företrädare W. v. Rosenfeldt den första svenska sjöatlasen 1694, "General hydrographisk chart-book öfwer Östersiön", vilken s.å. även utkom i engelsk och holländsk uppl. Genom detta kartarbete tillvann sig G. en framstående plats inom den svenska kartografiens historia. Worked at the Survey office, from 1681 in marine measurement and production of maps under Admiral Werner von Rosenfeldt. In 1681 appointed principal at the Admiralty. In 1687 Gedda was appointed director of pilots, taking over von Rosenfeldt's responsibilities for the pilots and hydrographical surveying. They continued collaborating, and in 1695 produced the first printed Swedish marine atlas to provide a correct, albeit very general, view of the Kattegatt, th
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Bland arbeten.
General hydrographisk chart-book öfwer Östersiön.


Svensk Uppslagsbok. Sveriges sjökartor – A. Hedin.


SEULENBURG, HEINRICH von.


Tjänstgjorde i svenska fortifikationskåren. ".. var av balttysk härstamning och sedan 1632 stadsingeniör i Riga".


Kart & Bildteknik 2003:3, artikel "Från Nyen till Hiddensee. Svensk kartläggning under 1600-talet". Av Ulla Ehrensvärd.



Amiral Häggs flaggkarta. - Stockholm 1888.



Bagghufvud - C. H. Tersmeden ca 1900.


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PENNANT, THOMAS.

Biografiska uppgifter:June 14, 1726 - December 16, 1798.
Was a Welsh naturalist and antiquary. The Pennants were a Welsh gentry family from the parish of Whitford, Flintshire, who had built up a modest estate at Bychton by the seventeenth century. In 1724 Thomas' father, David Pennant, also inherited the neighbouring Downing estate from a cousin, considerably augmenting the family's fortune. Downing Hall, where Thomas was born in the 'yellow room', became the main Pennant residence. Pennant received his early education at Wrexham grammar school, before moving to Thomas Croft's school in Fulham in 1740. In 1744 entered Queen's College, Oxford, later moving to Oriel College. Like many students from a wealthy background, he left Oxford without taking a degree, although in 1771 his work as a zoologist was recognised with an honorary degree. At the age of twelve, Pennant later recalled, he had been inspired with a passion for natural history through being presented with Francis Willughby's Ornithology. A tour in Cornwall in 1746-1747, where he met the antiquary and naturalist William Borlase, awakened an interest in minerals and fossils which formed his main scientific study during the 1750s. In 1750, his account of an earthquake at Downing was inserted in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, where there also appeared in 1756 a paper on several coralloid bodies he had collected at Coalbrookdale, Shropshire. More practically, Pennant used his geological knowledge to open a lead mine, which helped to finance improvements at Downing after he inherited in 1763. In 1757, at the instance of Carolus Linnaeus, he was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Society of Sciences. In 1766 he published the first part of his British Zoology, a work meritorious rather as a laborious compilation than as an original contribution to science. During its progress he visited the continent and made the acquaintance of Buffon, Voltaire, Haller and Pallas. In 1767 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. In 1771 his Synopsis of Quadrupeds was published; it was later expanded into a History of Quadrupeds. At the end of the same year he published A Tour in Scotland in 1769, which proved remarkably popular and was followed in 1774 by an account of another journey in Scotland, in two volumes. These works have proved invaluable as preserving the record of important antiquarian relics which have now perished. In 1778 he brought out a similar Tour in Wales, which was followed by a Journey to Snowdon (part one in 1781; part two in 1783), afterwards forming the second volume of the Tour. In 1782 he published a Journey from Chester to London. He brought out Arctic Zoology in 1785-1787. In 1790 appeared his Account of London, which went through a large number of editions, and three years later he published the autobiographical Literary Life of the late T. Pennant. In his later years he was engaged on a work entitled Outlines of the Globe, volumes one and two of which appeared in 1798, and volumes three and four, edited by his son David Pennant, in 1800. He was also the author of a number of minor works, some of which were published posthumously. He died at Downing. The correspondence he received from Gilbert White was the basis for White's book The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. Unfortunately Pennant's letters to White have been lost.

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