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Humble, George (d. 1640), map- and printseller

Antony Griffiths.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Cartography; World History; Financial Aspects of Art; Publishing. 566 words.

Humble, George (d. 1640), map- and printseller, dominated the map trade in the first forty years of the seventeenth century and died a very rich man. According to R. A. Skelton he was the...

Hunt, Wilson Price

Samuel Willard Crompton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Maps and Map-making. 1197 words.

Hunt, Wilson Price (1782?– April 1842), explorer and merchant, was born in Hopewell, New Jersey, the son of John P. Hunt and Margaret Guild, occupations unknown. Little is known of his...

Matonabbee (1736/7–1782/3), fur trader and explorer

Heather Rollason Driscoll.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 836 words.

Matonabbee (1736/7–1782/3), fur trader and explorer, was born near Churchill Fort, in what is now Churchill, Manitoba, the son of Chipewyan parents; his father was a hunter for the Hudson's...

Molyneux, Emery (d. 1598), maker of globes and ordnance

Susan M. Maxwell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Cartography; World History; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1389 words.

Molyneux, Emery (d. 1598), maker of globes and ordnance, came, according to Petruccio Ubaldini, who knew him, 'of obscure and humble family background' (Crinò and Wallis, 14) and was...

Ogden, Peter Skene

Jeff LaLande.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1333 words.

Ogden, Peter Skene (12 February 1790–27 September 1854), fur trader and explorer, was born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, the son of Isaac Ogden, a jurist, and Sarah Hanson. The Ogden...

Radisson, Pierre-Esprit [called Oninga] (1639/40?–1710), explorer and trader

Germaine Warkentin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 2434 words.

Radisson, Pierre-Esprit [called Oninga] (1639/40?–1710), explorer and trader, was probably born in Paris—as documents in New France testify that his sisters were—to Avignonese parents,...

Ross, Alexander

Jeff LaLande.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Education; History; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1561 words.

Ross, Alexander (02 November 1782–23 October 1856), fur trader, explorer, and historian, was born in the Highlands parish of Dyke, county of Nairnshire, Scotland. Neither Ross’s own...

Selim Aga (c. 1826–1875), freed slave, autobiographer, and explorer

James McCarthy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Biographical Studies. 889 words.

Selim Aga (c. 1826–1875), freed slave, autobiographer, and explorer, was born in the Muslim kingdom of Taquali, in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, about 1826. The son of a prosperous farmer,...

Smith, Jedediah Strong

Richard H. Dillon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1145 words.

Smith, Jedediah Strong (6 Jan. 1799?–27 May 1831), fur trader and explorer, was born (some say on 24 June 1798) in Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York, the son of Jedediah Smith, probably...

Thompson, David

Jerome O. Steffen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Cartography; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 738 words.

Thompson, David (30 April 1770–10 February 1857), explorer, cartographer, and fur trader, was born in London, England, the son of David Thompson and Ann (maiden name unknown). His father...

Tonty, Henri de

Michael James Foret.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1222 words.

Tonty, Henri de (1649 or 1650– September 1704), fur trader and explorer, was born in France, the son of Lorenzo de Tonti, a banker, and Isabelle di Lietto, Italian refugees living in...

Vespucci, Amerigo

Felipe Fernández-Armesto.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Maps and Map-making. 1496 words.

Vespucci, Amerigo ( March 1454–22 February 1512), merchant and explorer after whom America is named, was born in Florence, Italy, the son of Nastagio Vespucci, a notary, and Lisa Mini. The...

Vizcaíno, Sebastián

Ralph L. Langenheim.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Maps and Map-making. 1407 words.

Vizcaíno, Sebastián (1550–1628), merchant and explorer, was born in Spain, the son of Antonio Vizcaíno(?), a Basque commoner from Corcho, Spain. His mother’s identity is unknown. Vizcaíno...

Walker, Joseph Rutherford

Richard H. Dillon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1364 words.

Walker, Joseph Rutherford (13 December 1798–27 October 1876), fur trader and explorer, was born in Roane County, Tennessee, the son of Joseph Walker and Susan Willis, farmers. Walker grew...

Weston, William (d. in or before 1505), merchant and explorer

Evan T. Jones and M. M. Condon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Maps and Map-making. 897 words.

Weston, William (d. in or before 1505), merchant and explorer, was the first Englishman to lead an expedition to North America, probably in 1499. Little has yet been established about his...

Wyeth, Nathaniel Jarvis

Mary Lee Spence.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Maps and Map-making. 1093 words.

Wyeth, Nathaniel Jarvis (29 January 1802–31 August 1856), New England ice merchant and western explorer, was born near Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Jacob Wyeth, the operator of the...