Richard Blome

Date bap. 1635? - d. 1705
Biographical NotesCartographer and Bookseller. He became a publisher and had a shop in London between 1668 and 1679. Blome's best known works were cartographic and geographical in character and included 'A geographical description of the four parts of the world' (1670), 'A Description of the Island of Jamaica' (1672), 'Britannia' (1673), and 'Cosmography and Geography' (1682). Blome is sometimes credited, together with his rival John Ogilby, with inaugurating a new period in English cartography. See ODNB.
Work(s)Author of A Treatise of Travel (1670) in A geographical description of the four parts of the world, taken from the notes & workes of the famous Monsieur Sanson, geographer to the French King, and other eminent travellers and authors to which are added the commodities, coyns, weights, and measures of the chief places of traffick in the world, compared with those of England, (or London) as to the trade thereof : also, a treatise of travel, and another of traffick, wherein, the matter of trade is briefly handled : the whole illustrated with variety of useful and delightful mapps and figures