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us: Jefferys, Thomas, -1771


  • [Thomas Jefferys (approximately 1719-1771) was a prominent London geographer and publisher who was appointed Geographer to George III in 1760 and produced some of the most important eighteenth-century maps of the Americas.]
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    • us: Gefferys, Thomas, -1771
    • us: Jefferys, Mr. (Thomas), -1771
    • us: Jefferys, T. (Thomas), -1771
    • us: Jefferys, Thomas, d. 1771
    • us: Jeffreys, Thomas, -1771
    • us: Jeffreys, T. (Thomas), -1771
    • us: Jeffreys, T., active 1753-1765
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1719~
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 17711120
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Engravers
          (lcsh) Cartographers
            (lcsh) Geographers
              (lcsh) Publishers and publishing
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          • Earlier Established Forms

              Jefferys, Thomas, d. 1771Jefferys, Thomas,d. 1771
          • Sources

            • found: Heap, G. An east prospect of the City of Philadelphia, 1982 (a.e.) map recto (Engrav'd & publish'd by T. Jefferys near Charing Cross)
            • found: His The County of Bedford, 1765, 1984?: map recto (Thomas Jefferys, geographer to His Majesty; Thos. Jefferys)
            • found: A New and complete dictionary of arts and sciences, 1763-1764: v. 1; t.p. (Mr. Jefferys, geographer to His Majesty)
            • found: The map trade in the late eighteenth century, 2000: t.p. (Jefferys) cover flap (Thomas Jefferys (c. 1720-1771))
            • found: Carte générale des découvertes de l'Admiral de Fonte, ca. 1776: title (Thomas Jeffreys Geographe du Roi à Londres 1768)
            • found: Tooley, R.V. Dict. of mapmakers, 1979 (Jefferys or Gefferys, Thomas, ca. 1710-1771; engraver, geographer, and publisher; Red Lyon Street near St. John's Gate 1732-1750; 1750 moved to St. Martins Lane 5 Charing Cross w/ shop 487 Strand; important map publisher; appointed Royal geographer in 1748; d. 1771)
            • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, 22 April 2013 (Jefferys, Thomas; born c. 1719; died 20 November 1771; engraver, cartographer, and publisher; produced some of the most important eighteenth-century maps of the Americas; appointed Geographer to George III in December 1760)
            • found: History of Kamtschatka, and the Kurilski Islands, with countries adjacent, 1764: t.p. (printed ... for T. Jeffreys)
            • found: Dictionary of the printers and booksellers who were at work in England Scotland and Ireland from 1726-1775, 1932: p. 139 (Jeffreys, T.; bookseller and publisher, corner of St. Martin's Lane, 1753-65)
          • General Notes

            • [Thomas Jefferys (approximately 1719-1771) was a prominent London geographer and publisher who was appointed Geographer to George III in 1760 and produced some of the most important eighteenth-century maps of the Americas.]
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            • 1980-04-24: new
            • 2014-08-27: revised
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