Apr 6, 2022

Regnier Gemma Frisius 1508 – 1555

Regnier Gemma Frisius – mathematician, physician, geographer, astronomer, maker of maps, globes and scientific in...

Mar 24, 2022

Map Maker Biography: John Speed (1552 - 1629)

    First career  Historian, geographer, cartographer John Speed is one of the first English born cartographers of n...

Feb 27, 2022

Map Maker Biography: Nicolas Sanson (1600 – 1667)

Cartographer/geographer Nicolas Sanson is considered by many to be the founder of the French school of cartography,...

Feb 23, 2022

Map Maker Biography: Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571 – 1638)

Cartographer Willem Janszoon Blaeu was the founder of what would become one of western Europe’s greatest cartographi...

Feb 18, 2022

Map Maker Biography: Jodocus Hondius the Elder (1563 - 1612)

Jodocus Hondius the Elder is often referred to as the most worthy successor of Gerard Mercator, not only for his own...

Feb 16, 2022

Map Maker Biography: Jan Huygen Van Linschoten (1563 – 1611)

  Jan Huygen Van Linschoten was a brilliant Dutchman whose contributions to science and broader European maritime exp...

Jan 8, 2022

Map Maker Biography: Lorenz Fries (1490 - 1531)

The talents and interests of Lorenz Fries, as those of many early cartographers, were multi-faceted. He was knowledg...

Dec 29, 2021

Mapmaker Biography: Franz Hogenberg (1535 - 1590)

  Franz Hogenberg, another of the preeminent cartographers of the sixteenth century, was born in the prosperous Belg...

Dec 24, 2021

Mapmaker Biography: Georg Braun (1541 - 1622)

 Cologne, Germany  circa 1572 from Civitates Orbis Terrarum  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­George Braun was born in Cologne and lived...

Dec 19, 2021

Mapmaker Biography: Abraham Ortelius (1528 - 1598)

    Abraham Ortelius is among the best known European cartographers of the 16th century. Indeed, he and Gerard Merca...

Dec 14, 2021

Map Maker Biography: Gerard Mercator (1512 - 1594)

Gerard Mercator (1512 – 1594) The name Mercator is well known around the world. Most people who know this name assoc...

Dec 6, 2021

Map Maker Biography: Gerard de Jode (1508 - 1591)

Gerard de Jode  Gerard de Jode, one of the pre-eminent sixteenth century mapmakers, was born in the ancient Dutch ci...
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