Stichting Vrijwilligersproject EXPLOKART
Petrus Cornelis Jozef ('Peter') van
der Krogt, born Delft 15 January 1956,
studied physical geography at the University of Utrecht since 1974. After
the 'kandidaatsexamen' (the first university examination) the main subject
of his study became cartography, with the main interest in the history
of cartography. In this second phase of his study he prepared as an undergraduate
thesis a catalogue of globes made before 1850 preserved
in collections in the Netherlands. The 'doctoraalexamen' (degree) was passed
in 1981. He worked for four years (1982-1985) on his doctor's thesis for the
Stichting voor Historisch Onderzoek (Foundation for Historical Research)
of the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Zuiver Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Dutch
Organization for Pure Scientific Research) with as supervisor Professor
Günter Schilder. The doctor's degree was received on 17 February 1989,
the title of the thesis was Globi Neerlandici: De globeproduktie in
de Nederlanden. An English edition of this thesis,
included with a new section, a cartobibliography of all globes made in the
Netherlands was published in 1993.
From 1985 up to early 1996 he had several free-lance and part-time jobs, but stayed attached to the Faculty of Geographical
Sciences (now Faculty of Geo-sciences) of Utrecht University as
part-timer or volunteer. On 1 February 1996 he got there a position
as researcher/teacher in the the URU-Explokart research program for the History of Cartography. In September 2004 he succeeded professor Schilder als leader of URU-Explokart. In June 2013 Explokart changed university and went to the Special Collection of the university of Amsterdam.
From 1992 to 2012 he was part time editor of map-historical and related subjects for
HES & De Graaf Publishers, since 2013 for Brill Publishers
Research subject is the commercial
cartography in the Netherlands (16th-18th century). The main topics is the preparation and publication of Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, the bibliography of atlases published in the Netherlands from the 16th up to the 20th century. First volume (of eight) published in 1997
Functions and offices
- Member of the Board of Directors of Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography.
- Former chairman of the editorial board of Caert-Thresoor, the journal for the history of cartography in the Netherlands,
- Chairman of the Barent Langenes Stichting
2002: the Sir George Fordham Award for Cartobibliography. This award is triennially given by the Royal Geographical Society. The decision of the assessment panel was unanimous, and was based especially on the continuing work on the multi-volume new edition of Koeman’s Atlantes Neerlandici.
2005: The IMCoS-Helen Wallis Award. This award is given annually by the International Map Collector Society in recognition of the cartographic contribution of greatest merit and widest interest to map collectors world-wide.
2005: Volume III of Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici was nominated for the Fourteenth Award of the ILAB-LILA Prize for Bibliography.
2009: Appointed Fellow of the Society for the History of Discoveries.
Hobbies (also very important): genealogy, history of Delft, statues and monuments in public space, toponymy, license plates, collecting all kinds of map ephemera (coins, stamps, license plates), and making websites (see overview here).
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