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Last NameAinslie    
Given NameJohn    
alt. NamesJ. A. ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1745 in Jedburgh, Scotland    
Year died1828    
Place of deathEdinburgh, Scotland    
Father's occupationdruggist John Ainslie    
RelativesJames Ainslie    
Educationeducated at Jedburgh Grammar School    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forWilliam Playfair: The Commercial & Political Atlas (1st ed. 1786, with 10 plates, 9 of them by J.A.) ; Ainslie's Travelling Map (1783) ; Map of Scotland (1789) ; ; A Plan of the City of Edinburgh with the New Town ; plan of the old and new town of Edinburgh & Leith (1804) ;    
Patronage"Geographer to King George III", engraver & publisher Thomas Jefferys ; surveyor & engraver for the English County series of maps    
Collaboratorsengraver -> J. Neele ; as a surveyor on several civil engineering projects including the Forth and Clyde canal with Robert Whitworth, Charles Rennie on Saltcoats harbour & Glasgow to Ardrossan canal ;    
Techniquescartographic map-making; economic, historical, political, geographic & topographic copper-engraving;    
Sample(s)http://maps.nls.uk/joins/442.html ; .../695.html ; .../649.html ; .../807.html ;     
Archival sourcescf. var. links in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ainslie ; www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/37098 ; http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002008963    
Published sourcesOxford DNB 2004: Introduction by Howard Wainer & Ian Spence to reprints of W. Playfair's Commercial Atlas & Statistical Breviary (Cambridge 2005: 12-30) ;    
otherScottish surveyor and cartographer, also active in England.    
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