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Last NameBerghaus    
Given NameHeinrich Karl Wilhelm    
alt. NamesH. K. W. B. ; Heinr. K. / Karl / C. / Carl Wilh. B. ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1797 in Kleve, Kingdom Westfalia, nowadays Germany    
Year died1884    
Place of deathStettin, then Pommerania, nowadays Szczecin, Poland    
Father's occupation    
Relativescartographer Hermann Berghaus (1828-1890) (nephew)    
Educationtrained as a surveyor, in geodesy, and cartography    
Country of ActivityGermany    
Worked forAlexander von Humboldt & H. K.W. Berghaus's Physikalischer Atlas (1st ed. Gotha 1837-1848, with 90 plates) ;    
Patronagesince 1816 engineer geographer in the Prussian War ministry (Kriegsministerium) in Berlin, 1824-55 Prof. of appl. math. at Berlin's Bauakademie    
Collaboratorspublisher Perthes in Gotha ; reg. contrib. to Bertuch's Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden ; H. B.'s atlas visualized findings of the Dutch naturalist Salomon Müller and ->Alexaner von Humboldt ;    
Techniquesmedical, cartographical, and topographical map-making, copper engraving & hand-colouring, lithogr. & color-lithography    
Sample(s)www.scinexx.de/index.php?cmd=focus_detail2_bild&f_id=270&rang=8&pid=6098 ; http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh6i9fpEJq1qholp1o1_500.jpg    
Archival sourcessee a listing of his maps & links to scanned maps at http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Berghaus    
Published sourcesADB 46 1902: 374-379 ; NDB ; AKL 9 1994: 383f. ; Brandenburgisches Biogr. Lexikon 5 (2002) ; Jane Camerini in Isis 84 (1993): 708f. ; Nicolaas Rupke: Humboldtian distribution maps, in: Tory Frängsmyr (ed.): The Structure of Knowledge (Berkeley 2001: 93-116) ; Lubrich 2014: 24 et passim ; G. Engelmann in Petermanns Geogr. Mitteilungen 108 (1964): 133-49 ;    
otherActive in Kleve, Greifswald, Stralsund & Stettin; famous as cartographer for Humboldt: see http://brianaltonenmph.com/gis/historical-disease-maps/heinrich-berghauss-physikalischer-atlas-1848/ for good selection of his thematic maps.    
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