John Ogilby

Portrait from a 1660 edition of [[Homer]]'s ''[[Iliad]]'' John Ogilby (also ''Ogelby'', ''Oglivie''; 17 November 16004 September 1676) was a Scottish translator, impresario, publisher and cartographer. He was probably at least a half-brother to James Ogilvy, 1st Earl of Airlie, though neither overtly acknowledged this. Ogilby's most-noted works include translations of the works of Virgil and Homer, and his version of the Fables of Aesop.

Ogilby established Ireland's first theatre in Werburgh Street, Dublin, and following the Restoration, that country's first Theatre Royal. Ogilby played a significant part in arrangements for the coronation of King Charles II. Following the Great Fire of 1666, Ogilby's large-scale map of the City of London was founded on precise survey work, and his ''Britannia'' is the first road atlas of England and Wales to be based on surveys and measurements, and drawn to scale. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Ogilby, John, 1600-1676
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