Geb. zu. Stadthagen d:27. Sept. 1724. Gest. zu Berlin d.28 May. 1793.
Stipple. Plate 140 x 94mm. 5½ x 3¾".
Anton Friedrich Büsching (1724-1793) was a German geographer, historian, educator and theologian. His 'Erdbeschreibung' was the first geographical work of any scientific merit. He also did further significant work on behalf of education. In 1761 when in St Petersburg he organised a German language secondary school which, under him, soon became one of the most flourishing in the north of Europe. In 1766 he was called to superintend the famous Gymnasium zum Grauen Kloster, which had been formed at Berlin by Frederick the Great. Map interest.
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