Trade card of Thomas Jefferys map and printseller
By JEFFERYS, Thomas; and Anthony WALKER, 1750
Thomas Jefferys Engraver — Geographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales … Sells a great Variety of Prints, English and Foreign by the most Celebrated Masters And all Sorts of Maps and Globes.
- Author: JEFFERYS, Thomas; and Anthony WALKER
- Publication place: [London
- Publisher: at ye Corner of St Martins Lane Near Charing Cross
- Publication date: c1750].
- Physical description: Engraved trade card.
- Dimensions: 255 by 180mm (10 by 7 inches).
- Inventory reference: 11777
Thomas Jefferys (1719–1771) was one of the most prolific map and printsellers working in London during the eighteenth century. He produced some of the most important maps of the Americas. He set up shop in Red Lyon Street, Clerkenwell, in 1747, moving to St. Martin’s Lane, Charing Cross, in 1750, and he would later go into business with William Faden. In 1746, Jefferys was appointed Geographer to Frederick, Prince of Wales, and in 1757, Geographer to George, Prince of Wales, later George III.
- BM Heal 82.13
- Baynton-Williams & Worms, p.689 & p.347.