Robert Sayer

(1724—1794) print, map, and chart publisher

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The Fleet Street cartographic business of Philip Overton passed via his widow to her brother-in-law, Robert Sayer, who developed it into a leading map and print publishing house. From the 1750s, he catered for the fashionable taste in topographical and sporting prints and humorous mezzotints, as well as atlases of Britain and America. Sayer became wealthy, and he and his family were painted by Zoffany.

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