Cornelis de Jode

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Cornelis de Jode
Born 1568
Antwerp, Belgium
Died 17 Oct 1600
Mons, Belgium
Fields Cartography

Cornelis de Jode was a cartographer, engraver and publisher from Antwerp. He was the son of Gerard de Jode, also a cartographer. Cornelis studied science at Academy of Douai[1]

When his father died in 1591, Cornelis de Jode took over the work on his father's uncompleted altas, which he eventually published in 1593 as Speculum Orbis Terrae . Despite that contemporary scholars consider many of de Jode's maps to be superior both in detail and style to those of the competing atlas of the time Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Ortelius, de Jode's atlas never sold well.[2]

After his death, the engraving plates were sold to J. B. Vrients (who also owned the Ortelius plates), and the complete work was not published again.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Art Encyclopedia: Cornelis de Jode". Retrieved 2009-03-09.  (info on birth and death dates and place, and info on studies in Douai are from Answers.com)
  2. ^ "Antique map of World by de Jode". Retrieved 2009-03-09.