Origin of cartographersee cartography
The definition of a cartographer is a map or chart maker.
An example of a cartographer is Claudius Ptolemy and his book Geographica.
a person whose work is making maps or charts
- This limited edition model uses the same flawless glass cabinet but adds a wide glass backdrop featuring reproductions of sky maps originally created by 17th century cartographer, Andreas Cellarius.
- Vespucci afterwards made three voyages to the Brazilian coast; and in 1504 he wrote an account of his four voyages, which was widely circulated, and became the means of procuring for its author at the hands of the cartographer Waldseemi ller in 1507 the disproportionate distinction of giving his name to the whole continent.
- Of modern erections, the concert hall, the law courts and a memorial fountain to the cartographer Gerhard Kremer (Mercator) are worthy of mention.
- In the former case the cartographer is merely called upon to reduce and generalize the information given by his originals, to make a judicious selection of place names, and to take care that the map is not overcrowded with names and details.
- The first map on which the course of the Ghazal is indicated with anything like accuracy is that of the French cartographer d'Anville, published in 1772.