Son till Pieter Schenk d.ä. Drev åren 1730-50 en bokhandel i Amsterdam och gav även ut kartor.
Gravör. Arbetade åt Robert Sayer.
Sayer & Bennett's General Atlas 1757-94.
1744-1829. Född i Stockholm d. 1 dec. 1744.
Landshöfding, konstnär. C. blef hofintendent 1765 och företog 1770-73 en längre utrikes resa. I Rom blef han vän med Sergel, studerade konst och inköpte en präktig samling gamla taflor. C. beklädde 1781-1812 landshöfdingsposten i Gefle. Död i Stockholm d. 19 april 1829. Ledamot af Målare- och bildhuggareakademien samt Musik. akademien. C. utförde rätt goda etsningar och porträttmedaljonger. Gift 1777 med friherrinnan Juliana Duvall, som i Gefle stiftade ordenssällskapet »Idka dygden».Cronstedt som var son till kakelugnens fader, Carl Johan Cronstedt, förekommer med sitt namn på kartor och då som utgivare bl.a. i sin egenskap av landshövding.
Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon.
Ingermanlandiae – Homanns Erben 1734
'Stellaeburgum sive Observatorium Subterraneum...' - Johannes Blaeu 1662.
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."