Biographies of Some of the More Famous Cartographers
Frederik Ludwig NORDEN
Frederik Ludwig Norden was responsible for a number of folio volumes on the old classical world published in the mid and late eighteenth century. These included: “Drawings Of Some Ruins And Colossal Statues At Thebes”, London, 1741, “VoyageDd’Egypte Et De Nubie”, Copenhagen, 1755 (which was reprinted in English, London, 1757); and “The Antiquities, Natural History, Ruins ... Of Egypt, Nubia And Thebes”, London, 1792
The Family NEELE
The Neeles were a family of engravers and publishers in London.
Samuel John Neele (1752-1824) was based at 352 The Strand from 1782 and worked for such eminent cartographers and publishers as Faden, Laurie, Stackhouse, Thomson and others. Neele engraved maps for Crosthwaite’s “Maps Of The Lake District” (along with Ashby and Ellis) and also for Daniel August Beaufort’s 1792 “New Map Of Ireland, Civil And Ecclesiastical”. Neele also engraved maps for such atlases as Thomson’s “New General Atlas” in 1817 and Robin’s “Atlas Of England And Wales” in 1819 amongst others.
The firm S.J Neele & Son also worked 352 The Strand. They were responsible for the engraving of a number of maps and atlases for the pre-eminent publishers of the period – Greenough’s “Geological Map Of England And Wales” and Thomson’s “Atlas Of Scotland” are of particular note. Their work encompassed a variety of geographical areas with competency.
Further information about many of these cartographers may be found in the volumes of Tooley's Dictionary - an invaluable addition to any map collection or single item.