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Humble, George (d. 1640), map- and printseller, dominated the map trade in the first forty years of the seventeenth century and died a very rich man. According to R. A. Skelton he was the son of the London stationer and bookseller Thomas Humble...

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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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Sayer, Robert (1724/5–1794), print, map, and chart publisher, was born in Sunderland, the youngest of three sons of James Sayer (1695–1736) of Stockton, a lawyer and descendant of the Sayer family of Worsall, Yorkshire, and his wife, Thomasine Middleton.

Sayer's first known link with the map and print trade was the marriage, in January 1747, of his elder brother ...