Thomas Jefferys 1710-1771 Prolific and important mapmaker of the eighteenth century, Jefferys was a British engraver, geographer, and publisher. As "Geographer to the Prince of Wales"He produced The Small English Atlas with Thomas Kitchin, and he engraved plans of towns in the English Midlands. In 1754, Jefferys published a map of Virginia which had been surveyed by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson in 1751. Thomas Jefferys and the mapping of North America In 1768, he published A General Topography of North America and the West Indies in association with Robert Sayer. In 1775, after his death, collections of his maps were published by Sayer as The American Atlas and The West-India Atlas.