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Claudius Ptolemæus

Claudius Ptolemy (c100 - c170)

Chronoscope’s oldest map is Ptolemæus’ page about the Adria – drawn in c1250:

Adria 1250

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

Usually not known as a cartographer – but is there anything a genius like Leonardo can not do?

Imola 1502

Nicolaum Visscher

Nicolaes Visscher (1618 - 1679)
and his son Nicolaes Visscher II (1649 - 1702)

13 maps, e.g. Flandern 1690

Iohannes Babtiste Homannus

Johann Homann (1664 - 1724) and the company Homanniani Heredes

33 maps, e.g. Russia 1715

30 maps by Homannianis Heredibus e.g. Italy 1742

Jean Cóvens & Corneille Mortier

5 maps, e.g. Mantua 1700

Matthäus Seutter

Matthäus Seutter (1678 - 1757)

Seutter has learned the craft of cartography at the company of Johann Homann. He moved back to his home town Augsburg to start his own map making company.

30 maps, e.g. London 1741

W.B. Clarke

W.B. Clarke (1806 - 1865)

e.g. Dublin 1853

Hans Steffen

Hans Steffen (1865 - 1936)

e.g. Patagonia 1913

Max Uhle

Max Uhle (1856-1944), archaeologist and linguist

Erwin Raisz

Erwin Raisz (1893 - 1968)

15 maps, e.g. From Lubeck to Milan from the 1960s

Kai Krause

The True Size Of Africa by Kai Krause

Just a reminder that the Mercator projection – also used by the Chronoscope – does a terrible job to preserve the relative sizes of countries and continents. In fact Greenland’s north-south distance is only 1.7 times the distance of Madagascar;
2,650 km for Greenland vs. 1,600 km for Madagascar


Alexander von Humboldt

e.g. Ein Naturgemälde der Anden 1807

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Charles-Joseph Minard

Charles-Joseph Minard

e.g. Napoleon’s war against Moscow 1869

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