When British Map Engravers was published in 2011, or to give it its full name, British Map Engravers : A Dictionary of Engravers, Lithographers and their Principal Employers to 1850, we cast our net far and wide. There are nearly 1,700 entries (including globemakers and makers of geographical games) — but inevitably we managed to miss a number of people who should have been included. This website has been created to add these fresh names, as and when we come across them.
The new names so far can be accessed through the Entries index.
We also have a companion volume in preparation, American Map Engravers : A Dictionary of Engravers, Lithographers and their Principal Employers to 1850, an illustrated dictionary of all the known engravers and lithographers, all the known globemakers and retailers, the principal mapsellers and publishers, the key cartographers, the makers of map-based games and puzzles, and others active in North America up to 1850 — a total of around 800 entries in all.
A sample entry is posted here — for the cartographer and publisher John Melish; cross-references to other entries in the volume are in bold.
Please do get in touch if you have names or pictures to add — or better or more accurate information about those already listed.