Montreal 1757 - Paris 1810.
A late eighteenth and early nineteenth century French (Canadian) artist, writer and diplomat, Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur left Montreal in 1764 and began his studies with the Jesuits of Sainte-Barbe, in Paris. His first published book, Costumes civils de tous les peoples connus, dates from 1784. It deals with his lifelong passion of chronicling the peoples of other lands, particularly in remote areas. His other works include, Tableaux cosmographiques de l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique (1787), L'Antique Rome (1795), Encyclopedie des voyages (1796), and Voyage picturesque dans les autres parties du monde (1806). Groenlandais (Native of Greenland) was engraved by Labrousse for the c. 1797 publication, Costumes de different pays. Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur both designed the engravings and wrote the text for all of these publications. Besides being an artist and writer Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur also led an active diplomatic career. He served as France's vice-consul in Hungary and elsewh...
Costumes civils de tous les peoples connus (1784), Tableaux cosmographiques de l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique (1787), L'Antique Rome (1795), Encyclopedie des voyages (1796), Voyage picturesque dans les autres parties du monde (1806), Costumes de different pays (c. 1797).
Engelsk kopparstickare i slutet av 1600-talet. Han graverade kartor för atlaser och geografiska verk, av vilka kan nämnas J. Sellers "Atlas maritimus", ett flertal utgåvor från ca. 1670, J. Speeds "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain" (1676), Richard Blomes "Cosmography" (1682 och W. Pettys "A geographical Description of ye Kingdom of Ireland" (1689). Den sistnämnda var han även, tillsammans med J. Seller (se denne), förläggare för.
Atlas maritimus.The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.Cosmography.A geographical Description of ye Kingdom of Ireland.
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1630-1706. Född och död i Paris.
Fransk ingenjör. Efter en tids verksamhet som militäringenjör hos kungen av Portugal återvände han till Paris och blev matematiklärare åt Ludvig XIV:s pager. 1671 utgav han ett militärtekniskt verk, "Les travaux de Mars, ou l'art de la guerre". Ett geografiskt verk i 5 band med en mängd kartor och planer, "Description de l'Univers, contenant les différens systemes du Monde" utkom 1683 och i nyutgåva 1685. 1702 lät han utge "La Géométrie pratique" i 4 band. Description de L'UniverseHis Description de L'Universe contains a wide variety of information, including star maps, maps of the ancient and modern world, and a synopsis of the customs, religion and government of the many nations included in his text. It has been suggested that his background as a teacher led to his being concerned with entertaining his readers. This concern manifested itself in the charming harbor scenes and rural landscapes that he included beneath his description of astronomical concepts and diagrams. Mallet himself drew most of the fi...
Les travaux de Mars, ou l'art de la guerre.Description de l'Univers, contenant les différens systemes du Monde.La Géométrie pratique.
Nouv. biogr. gen." "10258
Vägvisare för XI Olympiaden i Berlin - 1936
'Turku - Kemiön kanava - Åbo - Kimito kanal' - Finland 1923.
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."