Justus Danckerts

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Justus Danckerts I (11 November 1635 in Amsterdam – 16 July 1701 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch engraver and print publisher who along with other members of the Danckerts family created one of the leading Dutch geographical map and atlas publishing houses.

Biography[edit]

Justus Danckerts was the son of Cornelis Danckerts I (1603-1656), who established the Danckerts cartographic family business in Amsterdam.[1] After producing in the early 1680s over 20 folio-sized atlas maps, he published in 1686–1887 the first Danckerts atlas.[2] In 1690, another 26-sheet geographical atlas was published; between 1698 and 1700, a 60-sheet atlas was completed. Its map sheets and plates were used by various publishers until the middle of the 18th century.[3]

Family[edit]

His sons, Theodorus Danckerts I (1663-1727) and Cornelis Danckerts II (1664-1717) were prominent engravers and print makers, skillful in map plate engraving and etching.[4]

Plates[edit]

  • William III., Prince of Orange; afterwards King of England.
  • Casimir, King of Poland.
  • Seven plates of the Gates of Amsterdam.

Works[edit]

  • Nova totus terrarum orbis tabula ex officina Iusti Danckerts, Amsterdam. 1680.
  • Accuratissima Regnorum Sueciae, Daniae et Norvegiae Tabula. Danckerts, Amsterdam ca. 1700. digital
  • Accuratissima Totius Regni Hispaniae Tabula. Danckerts, Amsterdam ca. 1700. digital
  • Novissima et accuratissima XVII provinciarum Germaniæ inferioris tabula. Danckerts, Amsterdam ca. 1700. digital
  • Novissima Regnorum Portugalliae et Algarbia Descriptio. Danckerts, Amsterdam ca. 1700. digital

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johannes Keuning. Cornelis Danckerts and his “Nieuw Aerdsch Pleyn”, Imago Mundi: The International Journal for the History of Cartography, 1955, Volume 12, Issue 1.
  2. ^ Danku, Gyuri and Sumegny, Zoltán. The Danckerts Atlas: The production and chronology of its maps, Imago Mundi: The International Journal for the History of Cartography, 2007, volume 59, pp. 43–77.
  3. ^ Danku, Gyuri and Sumegny, Zoltán. An outline of the Danckerts Atlas history, Map Department, National Széchényi Library, Budapest, Hungary
  4. ^ Tooley, Ronald Vere. Tooley's Dictionary of mapmakers. New York: Meridian Pub. Co., 1979.
  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Danckerts, Justus". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.