George Humble (1572 - 1640) was an English printseller and publisher; he is best known as the publisher for John Speed's 'The theatre of the empire of Great Britaine,' the first published atlas of the British Isles, and Speed's 'A prospect of the most famous parts of the World,' the first English world atlas. George was born in London the son of bookseller Thomas Humble; he would join a partnership with his uncle John Sudbury; in 1608 he received a twenty-one year privilege to publish Speed's work. With his death in 1640 he was succeeded in the business by his son, William Humble (1611 - 1686.) As a trader in books, Humble was a longtime member of the Leathersellers Company, and would serve as master of the Company in 1628 and 29. In addition to bequests to his sons, he provided for Oxford and Cambridge scholarships, and left money for Leathersellers' charitable activities.

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