By Carl Moreland, David Bannister
Appealing, evocative and traditionally major, previous maps are ceaselessly interesting and keenly accrued. old Maps is greatly recognized as a customary reference paintings for beginner map creditors and specialists alike. It offers a historic history to the topic and recommendation on beginning a set. The useful biographical part lists significant map makers among 1450 and 1850, with key dates and works.
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Although some of them had been included in the earlier works already mentioned, in a great many instances these were the first views to appear in print. The Braun and Hogenberg plates eventually passed to TOWN PLANS 41 - BRAUN and HOGENBERG Town plan of Luxembourg first published in the Civitates Orbis Terrarum in 1581 in Cologne. Jan Jansson who reissued the plans in Amsterdam in 1657, having removed the costumed figures which, of course, by this time were no longer of contemporary interest. Further issue details are given in Chapter 12.
John Burston (ms) Robert Dudley John Seller Greenvile Collins John Thornton William Hack (ms) Mount and Page Edmund Halley John Adair Murdoch Mackenzie James Cook Thos. Jefferys William Herbert Sayer and Bennett Joseph Speer Alexander Dalrymple Wm. Faden J. F. W. des Barres Robert Laurie & James Whittle A. Arrowsmith (& Sons) William Heather Capt. George Vancouver Matthew Flinders J. W. Norie James Wyld (& Son) )9 Chapter 7 TOWN PLANS For a variety of reasons town plans were comparatively late comers in the long history of cartography.
Colom Anthonie, Jacob & Caspar Jacobsz (Lootsman) P. Goos F. de Wit H. Doncker P. van Alphen J. van Loon A. Roggeveen Van Keulen family J. Robijn Covens & Mortier Joh. Loots R. & J. Ottens French N. de Nicolay A. H. Jaillot L. Renard L Bremond & Michelot G. L. le Rouge J. B. d'Apres de Mannevillette J. N. Bellin J. Roux R. Bonne C. F. Beautemps-Beaupre J. S. C. f «*• A TLASES - \i • CAPTAIN GREENVILE COLLINS Fovty to Mount's Bay London c. 1781. Chart of a stretch of the Cornish coastline included in the Great Britain's Coasting Pilot, first published in 1693.