Student-authored biographies of early modern cartographers.
George Balthasar Probst, was born in 1732 at Augsburg. He married into the family that owns the Augsburg Art Publishers, where he was propositioned work on engraving and publishing town and optical views (Seutter, Probst and Lotter: An Eighteenth-Century Map Publishing House in Germany).READ MORE
A Catholic priest and learned theologian from Cologne, Georg Braun served as the editor of the Civitates orbis terrarum, both compiling its images and penning its textual contents. Like Hogenberg, Braun also hailed from a family of artists, his father likely being the Netherlandish glass-maker, Tilmann Bruin, who emigrated to Cologne. Dissimilar to Hogenberg’s Lutheranism, however, Braun enjoyed his status in the nominally Catholic Cologne as a priest, going on to publish theological treatises, hold ecclesiastical appointments in Catholic academe, and garner the trust and commission of the Pope and Archbishop of Cologne.READ MORE
Preliminary analysis pointed to Anna Beeck being responsible for both engraving and publishing the Nicaea Civitas map. However, upon further analysis in conversations with both Professor Triplett and Julie Stoner, a reference librarian of the Library of Congress Geography and Maps Division, the map can likely be attributed to Gaspar Baillieu, instead of Anna Beeck.READ MORE