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Adams, Clement (c. 1519–1587), schoolmaster and map engraver, was born at Buckington, Warwickshire. He was educated at Eton between 1530 and 1536, and subsequently at the King's Hall, Cambridge. From 17 August 1536 he was tutored in classics, mathematics, and geometry at Cambridge...

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Hall, Sidney (1788/9?–1831), map maker and engraver, was probably born in 1788 or 1789. Nothing is known of the circumstance of his birth, parentage, education, or early life, although the terms of his will suggest that he had a brother and a sister....

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Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719–1771) by Paul Sandby, c. 1765 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Jefferys, Thomas (c. 1719–1771), engraver, cartographer, and publisher, was the son of Henry Jefferys, a cutler. At the time of his apprenticeship to Emanuel Bowen in 1735 his family was living in Clerkenwell, London. No further detail of the family has been traced, although his contemporaries, the brass-founder ...

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Ryther, Augustine (d. 1593), map engraver and maker of scientific instruments, is of unknown origin. The Dictionary of National Biography, apparently following the Yorkshire antiquary Ralph Thoresby, suggested that he was a native of Leeds; however, no firm evidence can now be found for this, and the idea perhaps rests on his later association with ...