Antique Maps by John Jonston (*1603 - 1675)

John Johnston, a naturalist, was born at Sambter, in Great Poland, in 1603, and educated there, and at the university of St. Andrew's, at Leyden, and at Cambridge. He undertook the education of the two sons of the count de Kurtzbach, and accompanied them to Holland. While he resided with his pupils at Leyden, he took his degree as doctor of physics; and when he went a third time to England, the same honour was conferred on him by the university of Cambridge. He died in 1675. He published, Thaumatographia Naturalis in Classes decem divisa; Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, &c.; Historia Naturalis de Quadrupedibus; Historia Naturalis de Insectibus; Historia Naturalis de Avibus; Syntagma Dendrologicum; and, Dendrographia. He published also some historical works, and some on ethics. (Rose, H.J.: A new general biographical dictionary, 1853)
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