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cartographer, draftsman, publisher, bookseller, antique dealer, book collector, medal/coin collector, coin collector, print collector, naturalia collector, geographer
illuminator of maps; in 1563 mentioned for the the first time as a cartographer
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish
His family came from Augsburg.
Born
Antwerp 1527-04-04
Saur 2017
Deceased
Antwerp 1598-06-28
Saur 2017
Family relationships
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His sister Anne, who took care of his business while he was absent, also was a illuminator of maps.
See also
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Active in
  • Antwerpen 1547 - 1560
    member of the Guild of St. Luke in 1547 as colorist of maps
  • Keulen
  • Frankfurt am Main 1554
    met Gerhard Mercator here at the book fair
  • Antwerpen
  • Venetië 1559
  • Lyon 1559
  • Parijs 1559
  • Poitiers 1560
    together with Gerhard Mercator
  • Antwerpen 1569-03-11 - 1572-02-21
    On 11 March 1569 (NS) Abraham, aged 38 (?), testified with book-seller Franchois Stelpius. On 4 September 1568 he testified to the fact that he will travel Cologne and Frankfurt, but that he will return. On 21 February 1572, aged 45, he testified at the request of Magdalena van Diest (van Hemeldonck 2007)
  • Londen (Engeland) 1577
    left Antwerp shortly after 1576 for political reasons; went to England and to Liege
  • Luik (stad)
  • Italië 1577 - 1578
    togeher with Joris Hoefnagel
  • Antwerpen 1590-05-25
    On 25 May 150, Ortelius, geographer of his Majesty, he engaged Lambrecht Spronckhoff. lawyer in Bruges, to litigate in court for him in a dispute over an estate. On 4 November 1595 Abraham and his sister Anna sold two houses in Ridderstraet behind theri great house 'De Roode Leeuw' in Sint-Michielsstraet. On 24 October 1598 merchant Daneel Rundtfleisch (60), engraver Philips Galle (62) and publisher Jan Moerentorff (Moretus) (55) testified at the request of sister Anna of their friendship with Abraham. They attest to the fact that Anna is the sole heir. (van Hemeldonck 2007)
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Creation date: 1992-01-19; Last modified date: 2021-06-12

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