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Last NameAlbernaz    
Given NameJoão Teixeria    
alt. NamesJ. T. A. ; Ioão / J. T. Albernaz I ;    
Year born1590 c. in Lisbon    
Year died1662    
Place of deathLisbon?    
Father's occupationLuís Teixeira from prominent family of cartographers whose work extended from mid-sixteenth century until late 18th century; cf. under other    
RelativesDomingos Teixeira (uncle) ; Pedro Teixeira Albernaz (brother) ; João Teixeira Albernaz II, the Younger (active 1666-75) (grandson)    
Educationlearned the craft from his father Luís Teixeira, starting his own work in the 17th c.;in 1602 licence as master for "Nautical charts, astrolabs"    
Country of ActivityPortugal    
Worked for19 atlases & 215 maps ;    
Patronage1605, he was appointed cartographer for the Warehouse Guinea and India (Casa da Mina & Indias)    
Techniquesgeographical, topographical, maritime, and cartographic map-making, esp. portolan charts    
Sample(s)www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/portam/view.html ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo%C3%A3o_Teixeira_Albernaz_I    
Archival sourceshttp://www.uc.pt/fluc/coimbra-marrakech/indexfr/sources/icono/21.JPG?hires    
Published sourcesArmando Cortesão & Avelino T. da Mota: Portugaliae monumenta cartographica (vol. IV 1960) ; A. Mota: Cartas Portuguesas Antigas na Colecção de Groote Schuur (Lisboa 1977) ; Viterbo Sousa: Trabalhos Náuticos dos Portugueses, Séculos XVI-XVII (1988) ; Simona Binkova: Pražský Teixera's Prague atlas ;    
otherOn the Albernaz family see http://cvc.instituto-camoes.pt/navegaport/b00.html.    

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