Johannes Stabius, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Johannes Stabius

Austrian cartographer

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1460

Place of Birth: Steyr, Upper Austria, Austria

Date of Death: 01-Jan-1522

Profession: naturalist, writer, geographer, university teacher, cartographer

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Johannes Stabius

  • Johannes Stabius (Johann Stab) (1450–1522) was an Austrian cartographer of Vienna who developed, around 1500, the heart-shape (cordiform) projection map later developed further by Johannes Werner.
  • It is called the Werner map projection, but also the Stabius-Werner or the Stab-Werner projection.
  • After its introduction by Werner in his 1514 book, Nova translatio primi libri geographiaae C.
  • Ptolemaei, the Werner projection was commonly used for world maps and some continental maps through the 16th century and into the 17th century.
  • It was used by Mercator, Oronce Fine, and Ortelius in the late 16th century for maps of Asia and Africa.
  • By the 18th century, it was replaced by the Bonne projection for continental maps.
  • The Werner projection is only used today for instructional purposes and as a novelty. In 1512, Stabius published a work called the Horoscopion.
  • He also devised a card dial.[1] Stabius was a member of a circle of humanists based in Vienna.
  • This circle included the scholars Georg Tannstetter, Stiborius, Thomas Resch, Stefan Rosinus, Johannes Cuspinianus, and the reformer Joachim Vadianus.
  • These humanists were associated with the court of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.[2]

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