BERCKENRODE, Balthasar Florisz. van
(b. ca. 1591, Delft, d. ca. 1645, Delft)


Dutch printmaker belonging to the Berckenrode family of mapmakers (father and two sons). They were, among others, surveyors, mapmakers (drew the maps), 'painters' (large-scale city- and garden-plans and battle plans) and publishers. The father was Floris Balthasar van Berckenrode from Delft, who was also trained as an engraver and goldsmith; his two sons were Balthasar Florisz. van Berckenrode and Frans Florisz. van Berckenrode. The latter was mostly engaged in overseas mapping for the Dutch East India Company (VOC).