Jan van den Aveelen (1655- May 18, 1727), also called Aveele, was a Dutch sketch artist and engraver active in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Aveelen was born in Leiden or Amsterdam around 1655. He is known to have worked as an engraver in Utrecht, Leiden, and Amsterdam with various Dutch publishers including Nicholas Visscher. In 1698 Visscher recommended Aveelen to quarter-master general of Sweden Erik Dahlbergh, who hired him to replace the deceased Willem Swiddle, another of Visscher's prodigies. Relocating to Sweden, Aveelen worked on the completing the engravings for Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna, his most significant collection of work. Aveelen died in Stockholm Sweden on May 18, 1727.