Name: Carel Allard
Map type: Copperplate engraved maps.
The Allard family were publishers in Amsterdam in the 17th century. Most of their publications consisted of hefty collections of maps, graphic engravings and town plans. The family publishe some of the most notable mapmakers working in Amsterdam at the time: Blaeu, Jansson, and Visscher are perhaps the most well-known.
Surrounded by such quality work, Carel Allard perfected skills as an engraver. He is also noted for his engraved portraits of English Royalty, particularly William and Mary, and other topical subjects. His maps have been cited as akin to not only the afformentioned Dutch master mapmakers, but also Homann and even Schenk & Valk. His maps are not easily found and a delight when they come to light.