ABOUT THOMAS JEFFERYS

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Thomas Jefferys

1719-1771

Thomas Jefferys was a prominent 18th century map publisher & cartographer, based in London. He is best remembered for his maps of North America and the Caribbean, which were in hot demand around the time of the French and Indian War (known as the Seven Years War in Europe). When demand for the Americas began to wane, he turned his focus towards producing accurate maps of English counties. It proved a costly venture and by 1766 Jeffery's was bankrupt. He formed a partnership with Robert Sayer, a print and map publisher, to restart. Together, they published "General Topography of North America and the West Indies" in 1768. The volume contained 93 maps, several of which were updated versions of those previously published by Jefferys. Following his death, Sayer purchased many of Jefferys' plates.

 

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