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J. T. A. ; Ioão / J. T. Albernaz I ;
1590 c. in Lisbon
Luís Teixeira from prominent family of cartographers whose work extended from mid-sixteenth century until late 18th century; cf. under other
Domingos Teixeira (uncle) ; Pedro Teixeira Albernaz (brother) ; João Teixeira Albernaz II, the Younger (active 1666-75) (grandson)
learned the craft from his father Luís Teixeira, starting his own work in the 17th c.;in 1602 licence as master for "Nautical charts, astrolabs"
19 atlases & 215 maps ;
1605, he was appointed cartographer for the Warehouse Guinea and India (Casa da Mina & Indias)
geographical, topographical, maritime, and cartographic map-making, esp. portolan charts
www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/portam/view.html ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo%C3%A3o_Teixeira_Albernaz_I
Armando 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 ;
On the Albernaz family see http://cvc.instituto-camoes.pt/navegaport/b00.html.