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Last NameMellan    
Given NameClaude    
alt. NamesC. M. ;     
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1598 in Abbéville, Somme, France    
Year died1688    
Place of deathParis, France    
Father's occupationboilermaker and coppersmith Claude Mellan (15xx-1xxx)    
Relatives    
Educationpupil of Simon Vouet (15xx-1xxx)    
Country of ActivityFrance    
Worked forPierre Gassendi & de Peiresc: Three maps of the Moon (1637) ; Giovanni Battista Ferrari (1584-1655) ; Giovanni Domenico Cassini: Lunar map (1679) ;    
Patronageastronomer and naturalist Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580-1637) & Pierre Gassendi (1592-1655)    
Collaborators    
Techniquesastronomical copperplate engraving, drawing, and painting    
Sample(s)www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections?&who=Claude+Mellan&deptids=9&pg=1 ; galileo.rice.edu/images/things/mellan.bmp ; ...mellan2 ...3 ;    
Archival sourceswww.ulg.ac.be/wittert/fr/flori/opera/meallan/mellan_notice.html ; www.bl.uk/learning/artimages/maphist/minds/moonextract/moon.html ;    
Published sourcesAKL ; ThB 24 1930: 364 ; Anthony Turner: Gassendi (1992) ; Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966 ;    
otherFurther places of activity: Italy (Rome 1624-36), then France (Aix-en-Provence) ; 3 lunar maps from 1637 are kept in Abbeville, Musée Boucher de Perthes: http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/galileopalazzostrozzi/object/ClaudeMellanPierreGassendiThreeMapsOfTheMoon.html. Rather known for his portraits.     
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