Gerard van Schagen

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Van Schagen's map of the world, 1689

Gerrit Lucasz van Schagen or Schaagen ( Latinised Gerardus a Schagen) (ca. 1642 – c. 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. [1] [2] [3] He lived and worked in Amsterdam, on the Haarlemmerdijk near the New Haarlem sluice at the house with the sign "In de Stuurman". [4]

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 Haarlemmerdijk." [5] After the death of Geertruij in September 1690, [6] Gerrit, as widower of Geertruij and still living on the Haarlemmerdijk, remarried on 7 October 1695 with the 34-year old Anna Cornelis. [5] Gerrit and Anna baptized children between 1697 and 1701 and together were witnesses at other baptisms as late as June 1712. [7] A Gerrit van Schagen was buried 19 March 1724 at the Karthuizer cemetery in Amsterdam. [8]


  1. ^ "van Schagen 1680 World & Continents". Archived from the original on 2016-04-10. Retrieved 2009-01-07.
  2. ^ Catalog of van Schagen's maps at the University of Amsterdam
  3. ^ Biographical sketch (in Dutch)
  4. ^ He signed his maps in the lower right corner with variations of "t'Amsterdam Gedruckt by G. van Schagen, by de Nieuwe Haerlemmer Sluys."
  5. ^ a b Marriage records of Gerrit van Schagen at the Amsterdams Stadsarchief
  6. ^ Burial record of Geertruijt van Schijndel at the Amsterdams Stadsarchief
  7. ^ Baptism records at the Amsterdams Stadsarchief
  8. ^ Burial records of Gerrit van Schagen in Amsterdam