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Biografier.

Halma, Francois.

1653-1722.
A book publisher who started business in Utrecht and later moved to Amsterdam and finally settled in Leeuwarden.


ROGIER, JEAN de.

1600-1684.
One of Sweden's first surveyors. Worked in the provinces of Östergötland and Värmland. Jean de Rogier (1600-84) var en produktiv och skicklig lantmätare. Han föddes i Frankrike men var från l630-talet verksam som lantmätare, huvudsakligen i Östergötland. Under perioden 1636-50 utgav han geometriska kartor över Norrköpings stad,bergslagen Vånga, Hällestad, Tjällmo och Godegård samt häraderna Östkind, Bråbo, Björkekind, Memming och Hammarkind. Rogier fortsatte sedan med en geografisk kartläggning av landskapet. Fyra delar i skala ca 1:50 000 utgavs: Östanstång, landskapet mellan Stångån, Motala ström, Östersjön och Småland (1653). Västanstång, Östgötaslätten väster om Stångån (1657). Originalet finns i Stifts- och landsbiblioteket i Linköping. En andra upplaga utkom 1660. Ydre och Kinda härader (1660), omfattar även de sydligaste delarna av Hanekinds, Valkebo, Vifolka och Göstrings härader. (Ydre och Kinda härader hade så sent som 1645 införlivats med Östergötlands län.) Bergslagen, dvs. Finspånga läns härad
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Sveriges sjökartor – A. Hedin.


Hartmann, Wolfgang

Död ca 1663.
Wolfgang Hartmann, död omkring 1663, var en tysk kopparstickare. Hartmann inflyttade omkring 1644 till Sverige, närmast från Riga och Rostock, och utförde här porträtt av bland andra drottning Kristina och Karl X Gustav, en stor utsikt av Stockholm samt illustrationer, bland annat för Keysers vapenbok.
Bland arbeten.
Porträtt, drottning Kristina. Porträtt, Karl X Gustav. Keysers vapenbok. Panorama över Stockholm.



Amiral Häggs flaggkarta. - Stockholm 1888.



Le Royaume de Siam. - Jaillot, Mortier ca 1710.


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ARROWSMITH, AARON.

Biografiska uppgifter:1750-1823.
He was an English geographer (mapmaker) and member of the Arrowsmith family of geographers. He moved to Soho Square, London from Winston, County Durham when about twenty years of age, and was employed by John Gary, the engraver and led for some years the office of hydrographer to the king. In January 1790 he made himself famous by his large chart of the world on Mercator projection. Four years later he published another large map of the world on the globular projection, with a companion volume of explanation. The maps of North America (1796) and Scotland (1807) are the most celebrated of his many later productions. He left two sons, Aaron and Samuel, the elder of whom was the compiler of the Eton Comparative Atlas, of a Biblical atlas, and of various manuals of geography. The business was thus carried on in company with John Arrowsmith (1790-1873), nephew of the elder Aaron. In 1821, they published a more complete North American map from a combination of a maps obtained from the Hudson Bay Company and Aaron's previous one. In 1834 John published his London Atlas, the best set of maps then in existence. He followed up the atlas with a long series of elaborate and carefully executed maps, those of Australia, America, Africa and India being especially valuable. In 1863 he received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society, of which body he was one of the founders. His maps were very numerous, and the neatness and finished style of their execution gained for them a very extensive reputation, which, however, on closer examination, they have not permanently sustained. Arrowsmith was a most industrious collector of materials, but he was not equally judicious in using them ; and though, in various respects, useful and meritorious, his maps contain many great and important errors. Mount Arrowsmith, situated east of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, is named for Aaron Arrowsmith and his nephew John Arrowsmith.
Bland arbeten:
First map of North America, 1790 A Map Exhibiting All the New Discoveries in the Interior Parts of North America, January 1, 1795 (Other editions 1801, 1802, 1804 and 1816 featuring roads) Chart of the South Pacific, 1798 A New Map of Africa, 1802 Map of Countries Round the North Pole, 1818 Ogden map (North America), 1821 (2nd edition : 1834)

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