Philip Tideman (1657-1705) was a Hamburg-born painter, active in Amsterdam during the Dutch Golden Age. There, he became associated with painter Gerard de Lairess, in whose work Tideman's compositions sometimes appear. Tideman began to make a name for himself with his allegorical paintings with which he decorated the homes of many of the important men; these have been captured in de Lairess' paintings of those spaces. Tideman also partnered with engraver Gilliam van der Gouwen 1650-1720), who committed Tideman's images to print. Their partnership extended to maps, for example in the allegorical cartouches featured on many of the maps printed by Carel Allard.