• Aa, Pierre Van der

    1659 - 1733

    The Dutchman Pieter Van der Aa was a publisher, editor and bookseller who worked in Leiden in Holland. He started working as an apprentice to a bookseller when he was nine years old and started publishing his own books by the time he was twenty three. He published numerous atlases and travel books.

    His maps are very stylish and decorative. Koeman lists seven different maps of China by Van der Aa between 1707 and 1729 but a number of these are the same map in a different publication. I believe he only published two or three different projections of China. This early eighteenth century map has an unusual shape for Korea but quite a good shape for Formosa for the knowledge of the time. A decorative vignette in the bottom right hand corner shows two Chinese men trading in the foreground with a city and pagoda in the background.

    Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition A - D

    Antique Maps Moreland and Bannister

    Atlantes Neerlandici 1967 Dr Ir. C. Koeman

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  • ARROWSMITH, JOHN

    1790 - 1873

    1790 - 1873The English mapmaker John Arrowsmith was a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society in London. He was the nephew of Aaron Arrowsmith who started one of the leading English map publishing houses in the first half of the nineteenth century. Aaron started the company in 1790. After his death it continued to be run by his sons Aaron Jnr and Samuel and then by John.

    The Arrowsmith family built up a reputation for compiling maps and wall charts showing the latest discoveries and the most up to date information of all parts of the world.

    Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition A – D

    Antique Maps Moreland and Bannister

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  • BERTIUS, PETRUS

    1565-1629

    Petrus Bertius was born in Beveren, Flanders, on November 14, 1565. He became the brother-in-law of Pieter van den Keere and Jodocus Hondius, both famous cartographers with whom he collaborated. He settled in Amsterdam and after finishing his studies, he became Professor of mathematics and librarian at the University of Leiden. In 1618 he was appointed cosmographer and historiographer to Louis Xlll of France.

    His enormous working power resulted in many geographical and theological works. The larger part of his works was devoted to theology, his fame among geographers was established by his text in the pocket atlas Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum 1600 and by his edition of Pholemy’s Geographia in the Theatrum Geographiae Veteris 1619.

    Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition A - D

    Atlantes Neerlandici Dr Ir. C. Koeman

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  • Bonne, Rigobert

    (1727 - 1795)

    Rigobert Bonne was an engineer, mathematician and cartographer from Raucourt in France. He succeeded Nicolas Bellin as hydrographer of the Depot de la Marine in 1773. He produced numerous maps between 1762 and 1790.

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  • Bowen, Emanuel

    1720 - 1767

    The Englishman, Emanuel Bowen, map and print seller, was engraver to George II and to Louis XV of France and worked in London from about 1714 onwards producing some of the best and most attractive maps of the century. Bowen produced a number of maps and atlases of different parts of the world. He was one of the leading 18th century map and printsellers and engravers in London, and operated from various addresses.

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  • Cary, John

    1755 - 1835

    John Cary was an English cartographer, engraver, globe maker and publisher. He had premises firstly in the Strand and then in St. James’s Street, London. In 1794 he was the surveyor of roads to the General Post Office.

    He was regarded as one of the finest English cartographers. He started working at a time when the large scale English County maps had recently become available, roads were being used as never before and accurate geographical information from distant countries was being received in ever increasing detail. His fine craftsmanship and ability as an engraver enabled him to make the fullest use of these sources and from them he produced a wide range of maps of great accuracy and clarity. His work covered not only county maps but world atlases, road maps, town and canal plans, sea charts and terrestrial and celestial globes.

    Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition A – D 1999

    Antique Maps Moreland and Bannister 1993

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  • CASSINI, GIOVANNI MARIA

    1745 - 1824

    Giovanni Cassini was a painter and engraver who worked in Rome at the end of the eighteenth century. He was a student of the famous Italian artist of architecture, Giovanni-Battista Piranesi, who he worked with. His maps are distinctive and beautifully engraved. He produced some of the most beautiful maps of the late eighteenth century.

    Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition A – D 1999

    E. Benezit Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. 1976.

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  • CLUVER, PHILIPP

    1580 - 1623

    Philipp Cluver (Cluverius) was a geographer who came from Danzig(Gdansk) He studied at Leiden and Oxford and settled in Leiden. He specialised in historical geography and his publications made a wide and influential contribution to the subject. His Introductionis in Universam Geographicam was first published in 1624. It went into a number of editions into the eighteenth century with the maps being re-engraved and revised.

    Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition A – D 1999

    Antique Maps Moreland and Bannister 1993

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  • De Fer, Nicolas

    1646 - 1720

    Entry 82. in states the following :

    Nicolas De Fer was a French geographer, engraver and publisher of considerable creative ability who held the office of Geographe de sa Majeste Catherine. He was extremely prolific, producing some 600 maps and several atlases – the Atlas Royal (1695) and Atlas Curieux (1700-1705) among them. While he nevertheless acquired a considerable reputation in his lifetime. Moreland & Bannister note that “today his maps are still popular, in spite of, or perhaps because of, their rather flamboyant decoration and for their geographical errors”

    Mapping The Continent of Asia, by Michael Sweet / Antiques of the Orient

    Antique Maps Moreland and Bannister 1993.

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