Robert Wilkinson (cartographer)
Most of Wilkinson's maps were derived from English map publisher John Bowles. Following Bowles' death in 1779, Wilkinson acquired the Bowles map plate library. After acquiring the map plate library, Wilkinson updated the plates until 1794 when he released The General Atlas of the World (1794, 1802, 1809). This atlas was reissued several times until Wilkinson's death in 1825.
Wilkinson's other works include Bowen and Kitchin's Large English Atlas (1785), Speer's West Indies (1796), Altas Classica (1797), and independently issued maps of New Holland (1820) and North America (1823).
After his death, Wilkinson's business and map plates were acquired by William Darton Jr, who reissued the General Atlas.
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