Österrikisk kartograf. Gav år 1800 ut 'Allgemeiner grosser Atlass' med 55 kartor av olika utländska kartografer. De enkla bladen är daterade 1786-97.
Allgemeiner grosser Atlass.
1684-1755. Född i Colditz, Sachsen, död i Göttingen.
Tysk historiker. Från 1703 studerade han teologi, språk och historia i Wittenberg. 1710 blev han professor i logik och 1714 i historia vid universitetet i Altdorf. 1735 blev han tillsatt som professor i historia vid det nyupprättade universitetet i Göttingen. Förutom flera historiska verk gav han bl.a. ut 'Bequemer Schulund Reisen-Atlas' (1719) och en 'Atlas manualis' (ca. 1724).
Bequemer Schulund Reisen-Atlas.
Allg. d. Biogr. - Ph.
(b 1813; d London, 19 Dec 1907).
English engraver. He was educated in Ghent, Belgium, and later at the Royal Academy Schools, London, where he was awarded silver medals in 1839 and 1841. He worked in the mixed mezzotint style and exhibited 43 examples of his work at the Royal Academy between 1841 and 1893. Of Stacpoole’s many plates, perhaps the best-known are those after William Holman Hunt’s Shadow of Death (1873; Manchester, C.A.G.) and the battle subjects of Lady Butler. Stacpoole began work early in 1874 on the engraving of Shadow of Death . The original picture had been bought by Thos Agnew & Sons and was exhibited so widely that, on publication of the engravings in 1877, the sale of proofs alone realized more than £20,000. By January 1879 Stacpoole had received a total of £3560 from the Fine Art Society for his plates after Lady Butler’s Roll Call (1874; British Royal Col.; declared for publication in 1874), Quatre Bras (1875; Melbourne, N.G. Victoria) and Balaclava (1876; Manchester, C.A.G.; both declared in 1876).
Shadow of Death (1873; Manchester, C.A.G.), Lady Butler’s Roll Call (1874; British Royal Col.; declared for publication in 1874), Quatre Bras (1875; Melbourne, N.G. Victoria) and Balaclava (1876; Manchester, C.A.G.; both declared in 1876).
Amiral Häggs flaggkarta. - Stockholm 1888.
Algeriet, norra delen samt Medelhavet från Gibraltar till Sicilien. - 'Dépôt général de la Guerre. 1830.'
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."