List of cartographers

List of cartographers

Cartography is the study of map making and cartographers are map makers.


Before 1400

Modern rendering of Anaximander's 6th century BC world map
Ptolemy's 150 CE world map (as redrawn in the 15th century)

15th century

First world map of Piri Reis.
Martin Behaim's 1492 world map

16th century

Battista Agnese's 1544 world map
Jodocus Hondius' Leo Belgicus (1611)
Gerardus Mercator's 1587 world map

17th century

Willem Blaeu and Johannes Blaeu's 1606–26 world map
Herman Moll's A new map of the whole world with the trade winds (1736)
Frederik de Wit's 1670 world map

18th century

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin: Carte réduite de l'océan septentrional..., from: L'hydrographie françoise, Paris 1766
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville: Troisième partie de la carte d'Asie, contenant la Sibérie, et quelques autres parties de la Tartarie, Paris (1753)
Plan du Jardin & Vue des Maisons de Chiswick, 1736, by John Rocque V&A Museum no. E.352-1944
  • John Senex (1690–1740), engraver, publisher, surveyor and geographer to Queen Anne[2]
  • John Lodge Cowley, cartographer, mathematician and geographer
  • Emanuel Bowen (1693/4–1767), engraver and map maker[3]
  • Giambattista (Giovanni Battista) Albrizzi (Venice, 1698 – 1777), publisher of illustrated books and maps
  • Sieur le Rouge map c1740[4]
  • John Gibson (cartographer), map c1758[5]
  • Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703–1772) Chief cartographer to the French navy
  • William Bligh (England, 1754 – 7 December 1817) – Ships Master during the infamous Bounty mutiny and noted free-hand cartographer
  • Rigobert Bonne (France, 1727–1795) – Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at Depot de la Marine
  • Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (France, 1697–1782)
  • Abel Buell (1742–1822), published the first map of the new United States created by an American
  • Dimitrie Cantemir (Moldavia and Russia, 1673–1723)
  • César-François Cassini de Thury (France, 1714–1784)
  • Jean-Dominique Cassini (France, 1748–1845)
  • James Cook (Captain RN) (1728–1779) navigator and naval chart maker
  • Simeon De Witt (1756–1834) Successor to Robert Erskine and Surveyor-General of the State of New York
  • Johann Friedrich Endersch (Germany, fl. 1755)
  • Colonel Robert Erskine (1735–1780) Geographer and Surveyor-General of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
  • Joseph de Ferraris (1726–1814), Austrian cartographer of the Austrian Netherlands
  • Louis Feuillée (France, 1660–1732)
  • Thomas Jefferys (England, c. 1710–1771) Geographer of King George III of the United Kingdom
  • Murdoch McKenzie (Scotland, died 1797)
  • John Mitchell (1711–1768) Colonial British American mapmaker.
  • Carlton Osgood (United States, †1816)
  • Adriaan Reland (Netherlands, 1676–1718), linguist & cartographer
  • Thomas Richardson – Scottish
  • Dider Robert de Vaugondy (France, 1688–1766)
  • John Rocque (England, 1709–1762)
  • Matthäus Seutter (Germany, 1678–1757)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Karl von Schmettau (1743–1806)
  • Matthias Seutter (Germany, 1678–1757)
  • Daniel-Charles Trudaine (France, 1703–1769)
  • Philip Johan von Strahlenberg (1676–1747)
  • Thomas Kitchin (1718–84) London-based cartographer and engraver of maps of England, greater Europe, and parts of the British Empire. At one time held the titles "Senior Hydrographer to His Majesty" and "Senior Engraver to His Royal Highness the Duke of York".[6]
  • Friedrich Christoph Müller (Germany, 1751–1808)
  • Alexander Wilbrecht (Russia, 1757–1823) Geographer of The Geographic Department of the Cabinet of Her Imperial Majesty

19th century

Moule's map of the hundreds of Monmouthshire, c. 1831
A 1912 map of the Russian Empire by Yuly Shokalsky

20th century

Arno Peters world map

21st century

See also


  1. ^ Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider (ed.): "Marinus", Brill's New Pauly, Brill, 2010:

    M. of Tyre (Μαρῖνος; Marînos), Greek geographer, 2nd cent. AD

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