Gerard van Schagen
Gerrit Lucasz van Schagen or Schaagen (Latinised Gerardus a Schagen) (ca. 1642 – March 1724?) was an engraver and cartographer from Amsterdam, known for his exquisite reproductions of maps, particularly of those by Nicolaes Visscher I and Frederick de Wit. He lived and worked in Amsterdam, on the Haarlemmerdijk near the New Haarlem sluice at the house with the sign "In de Stuurman".
The surname suggests that Gerrit or his father Lucas may have been born in Schagen. On 24 April 1677 he married Gertruij Govers van Schendel/Schijndel. At this occasion he was "from Amsterdam, plaetsnijder (engraver) from profession, 35 years old, and living on the Haerlemmerdijk." After the death of Geertruij in September 1690, Gerrit, as widower of Geertruij and still living on the Haarlemmerdijk, remarried on 7 October 1695 with the 34-year old Anna Cornelis. Gerrit and Anna baptized children between 1697 and 1701 and together were witnesses at other baptisms as late as June 1712. A Gerrit van Schagen was buried 19 March 1724 at the Karthuizer cemetery in Amsterdam.
- van Schagen 1680 World & Continents
- Catalog of van Schagen's maps at the University of Amsterdam
- Biographical sketch (in Dutch)
- He signed his maps in the lower right corner with variations of "t'Amsterdam Gedruckt by G. van Schagen, by de Nieuwe Haerlemmer Sluys."
- Marriage records of Gerrit van Schagen at the Amsterdams Stadsarchief
- Burial record of Geertruijt van Schijndel at the Amsterdams Stadsarchief
- Baptism records at the Amsterdams Stadsarchief
- Burial records of Gerrit van Schagen in Amsterdam
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