CartographeRs’ AtlaSes

mprove design :: 2020

Early Atlases

1375 Portulaan 1527 Agnese Battista 1542 Lucas Waghenaer 1586 Portolan 1590

Cartographers

–sorted roughly by time–

Claudius Ptolemæus

Claudius Ptolemy (c100 - c170)

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

Adria 1250 Ptolemy’s maps

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

Johannis Meyer

Nordfriesland & Helgoland

Georg Braun/Frans Hogenberg

20 maps

Sebastian MünsterSebastian Münster

Mitnächtige Länder 3 maps

Johannes Janssonius

Albis

Atlas ou représentation du monde universel et des parties d'icelui, faicte en tables et descriptions très amples et exactes, divisé en deux tomes.

Matthäus Merian

10 maps

Die Topographia Germaniae von Matthaeus Merian - Die Erzbistümer Mainz, Trier und Köln, Online-Ausstellung der Uni Trier

Nicolaum Visscher

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

13 maps, e.g. Flandern 1690

Johannes Van Keulen & his son Gerad Van Keulen

Atlas

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

Justus Danckerts

3 maps

Jean Jacob Scheuchzer

Switzerland

J. G. Schreibern

7 maps

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

Petrus Schenk

2 maps

Pieter Schenk

9 maps

A.F.W. Crome

Carte von Europa

Benjamin Baker / Franz

Altona, Hamburg, Hannover

Otto Hasenbanck

2 maps Elbe & Hamburg

Gabriel Bodenehr

7 maps

Thomas Jeffrey

Pazifik

Joan Blaeu

2 maps

C.W. Gerlach

2 maps on Leipzig

Heinrich K. Berghaus

Südasien

W.B. Clarke

W.B. Clarke (1806 - 1865)

e.g. Dublin 1853

John Felix Jones

3 maps Iraq

William Lindley

Wasserkunst und Eisenbahn für Hamburg

Jules Verne

Jules Verne maps

John Snow

Cholera in London 1854

James Wyld

Sevastopol

F.v. Stülpnagel

1858 1859

Georg Michel Bauerkeller

4 maps

Xaver Imfeld

2 maps Swiss Alps

Hans Steffen

Hans Steffen (1865 - 1936)

e.g. Patagonia 1913

Max Uhle

Max Uhle (1856-1944), archaeologist and linguist

>> Tracing Max Uhle

Pharus-Pläne

Frankfurt - Dresden

Erwin RaiszErwin 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

DataVisualization

Alexander von Humboldt

e.g. Ein Naturgemälde der Anden 1807

>> ChronoAlex

Charles-Joseph MinardCharles Minard

Charles-Joseph Minard
/image via Charles Joseph Minard and the Art of Infographics

e.g. Napoleon’s war against Moscow 1869

Tableaux graphiques et cartes figuratives (55 pages)

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