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Biografier.

LONGMAN, THOMAS.

1699-1755.
Se Longman & Co.


KRUM, NICOLAI SOLNER.

1840-1917. Född i Fiskum, död i Christiania (Oslo).
Norsk kartograf. Han blev utnämnd till underofficer och arbetade därefter en tid som assistent vid järnvägen. Från 1865 var han under flera år länskonduktör i Christianias (Oslo) län. Vid sidan om denna verksamhet drev han en omfattande och omsorgsfullt utarbetad kartläggning av i stort sett alla norska städer och stadsmässigt bebyggda trakter. Hans stora vägkarta över Christiania (Oslo) blev prisbelönt på utställningarna i Köpenhamn och Paris 1888-89.


Norsk Folkeblad 1904. - T.U., 1918.


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
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Bland arbeten.
Karl X Gustafs historia.



Amiral Häggs flaggkarta. - Stockholm 1888.



Luddhavre, Avena pubescens - Lindman, C. A. M, Bilder ur Nordens Flora 1917-26.


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Keere, Pieter van den [Kaerius, Petrus]

Biografiska uppgifter:1571-c. 1646.
Pieter van den Keere was one of a number of refugees who fled from religious persecution in the Low Countries between the years 1570 and 1 590. He moved to London in 1584 with his sister who married Jodocus Hondius, also a refugee there, and through Hondius he undoubtedly learned his skills as an engraver and cartographer. In the course of a long working life he engraved a large number of individual maps for prominent cartographers of the day but he also produced an Atlas of the Netherlands (1617-22) and county maps of the British Isles which have become known as Miniature Speeds, a misnomer which calls for some explanation.
In about 1599 he engraved plates for 44 maps of the English and Welsh counties, the regions of Scotland and the Irish provinces. The English maps were based on Saxton, the Scottish on Ortelius and the Irish on the famous map by Boazio. These maps were not published at once in book form but there is evidence which suggests a date of issue (in Amsterdam) between 1605 and 1610 although at least one authority believes they existed only in proof form until 1617 when Willem Blaeu issued them with a Latin edition of Camden's Britannia. At this stage two maps were added, one of the British Isles and the other of Yorkshire, the latter derived from Saxton. To confuse things further the title page of this edition is signed 'Guilielmus noster Janssonius', which is the Latinized form of Blaeu's name commonly used up to 1619.
At some time after this the plates came into the possession of Speed's publishers, George Humble, who in 1627, the year in which he published a major edition of Speed's Atlas, also issued the Keere maps as a pocket edition. For these he used the descriptive texts of the larger Speed maps and thereafter they were known as Miniature Speeds. In fact, of the 63 maps in the Atlas, 40 were from the original van den Keere plates, reworked, 16 were reduced from Speed and 7 were additional. The publication was very popular and there were further re-issues up to 1676.

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