Robert Sayer and John Bennett |
(fl. 18th century)
Robert Sayer (1725 - 1794) and John Bennett (active: 1770-1784) were an important English map and print publishing duo of the mid to late 18th century. It all began in 1747 Sayer acquired the firm of Philip Overton from his sister-in-law, Mary Overton. From his London office on 55 Fleet St., Sayer started in the map business by republishing the Overton stock while acquiring and expanding the business with plates from other printers - including maps, portraits, and nautical engravings. Sayer partnered with Bennett sometime in the late 1760s. They published numerous works by many cartographers including Kitchen, Jefferys, Belling, d'Anville and others. Upon Sayer's death, after nearly 50 years in the map trade, the firm was acquired by Laurie and Whittle, who would continue to republish revised and updated editions of his work for many years to come. Click here for a list of rare maps from Robert Sayer and John Bennett.
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