John Gibson |
(fl. 1795 - present)
John Gibson, contemporary to Bellin and Bonne, was an important British cartographer of the late 18th century. He produced thousands of maps and was noted as a skilled engraver and sculptor. Gibson's most important work is the pocket sized 1758 Atlas Minimus. Gibson unfortunately was not as astute in his personal life as he was with the engravers pen and spent much of his life in and out of debtor's prison
The Gentleman's Magazine, founded by visionary Edward Cave, was the world's first monthly general interest magazine. Also known as Trader's Monthly Intelligencer GM was published from 1731 well into the late 19th century. The magazine was a agglomeration of fiction, poetry, pictures and engravings, and news oddities. Click here for a list of rare maps from John Gibson.
Rare maps by John Gibson currently for sale.
Rare maps by John Gibson in the Geographicus Antique Map Archive.