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Adams, Clement

R. C. D. Baldwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Education; Prints and Printmaking. 719 words.

Adams, Clement (c. 1519–1587), schoolmaster and map engraver, was born at Buckington, Warwickshire. He was educated at Eton between 1530 and 1536, and subsequently at the King's Hall,...

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Baines, (John) Thomas

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; African History. 824 words.

Baines, (John) Thomas (1820–1875), artist and explorer, was born on 27 November 1820 at King's Lynn, Norfolk, the second son and one of three surviving children of Mary Ann Watson and John...

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Balch, Herbert Ernest

Bridget Salmon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1576 words.

Balch, Herbert Ernest (1869–1958), cave explorer and museum curator, was born in St Thomas Street, Wells, Somerset, on 4 November 1869, the second of six children of William Balch,...

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basanite

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Earth Sciences and Geography.

An extrusive, mafic igneous rock consisting of a feldspathoid mineral (nepheline, analcite, or leucite), olivine, plagioclase feldspar, pyroxene, and minor accessory minerals. Essentially,...

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Beck, Henry Charles [Harry]

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Graphic Design and Typography. 1133 words.

Beck, Henry Charles [Harry] (1902–1974), graphic artist and map designer, was born on 4 June 1902 at 14 Wesley Road, Leyton, Essex, the second child and only son of Joshua Try Beck,...

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Beechey, Henry William

Peta Rée.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Drawing and Pastels; Painting; African History. 928 words.

Beechey, Henry William (1788/9–1862), painter and explorer, was born probably at 37 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London, the eldest son of the portrait painter Sir William Beechey...

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Bowen, Emanuel

Iolo Roberts and Menai Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Prints and Printmaking. 1574 words.

Bowen, Emanuel (1693/4–1767), engraver and map maker, was the son of Owen Bowen (d. 1730), gentleman, of Talley, Carmarthenshire, South Wales, and his wife, Anne (d. 1721). On 7 September...

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Bowen, James

Jennett Humphreys.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 202 words.

Bowen, James (bap. 1718, d. 1774), painter and topographer, was baptized on 29 January 1718 at St Chad's, Shrewsbury, the son of John Bowen and his wife, Anne, née Wilding. He collected...

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Boyd, Louise Arner

Cheryl Fradette Junk.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; World History; Maps and Map-making. 1688 words.

Boyd, Louise Arner (16 September 1887–14 September 1972), Arctic explorer, photographer, and author, was born in San Rafael, California, the daughter of John Franklin Boyd, Sr., and Louise...

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Boys, Thomas Shotter

Patrick Noon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Prints and Printmaking; Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1053 words.

Boys, Thomas Shotter (1803–1874), topographical watercolour painter and printmaker, was born on 2 January 1803 at Pentonville, near London, the son of a salesman. He was apprenticed on 4...

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