Richard William Seale (1703-1762)

Richard William Seale was a mapmaker and engraver.  In 1740 Seale was made a member of the Stationers’ Company, which licensed book production in London and governed copyright until 1710. He was able to join by patrimony, as his father Richard had been a member before him.  Seale was a trained engraver and highly prolific, producing maps for himself and for many of the great mapmakers of his day.  Today he is known both for his maps and for architectural plates.

This exhibit contains one map associated with Seale: