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Last NameAinslie    
Given NameJohn    
alt. NamesJ. A. ;    
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 ;    
Techniquescartographical map-making ; economical, historical, political, geographical, and 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. See also: https://maps.nls.uk/mapmakers/ainslie.html .    

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