- Also known as
primary name: Taylor, Thomas
- individual; publisher/printer; British; Male
- Other dates
- 1710-1726 (fl.)
- The Golden Lion, Fleet Street, London
- Printseller, published mezzotint portraits by Faber, and maps. His trade card is in the Bagford collection (Harley 5963 no.1): 'Thomas Taylor at the Golden Lyon near the Horne Tavern in Fleet Street London. Selleth all sorts of fine French, Italian and Dutch prints, and Mapps, large and small, Indian-picters, oyle-paintigns, and glass-paintings of all sizes and sorts of gilt frames both square and ovill. Likewise fitteth up staire cases and rooms with any of the aforesaid picters in frames at very reasonable rates'. He collaborated with Robert Hulton on a series of ports of England, launched in 1710 (Clayton p.75). Dead by 1729, when the business was taken over by Thomas Bakewell (Tyacke p.144). Two trade cards in Heal Collection. Heal,100.75+ has the identical text as the above (Harly 5963 no.1). Heal's annotations on mount: "An advertisement in 'Daily Courant' 5 June 1714, inserted by T. Taylor at above address, invited subscriptions to Shelley's 'Natural Writing' 2nd Part. In 1725 he published Halfpenny's 'Practical Architecture' from this address. Chubb, in his 'Printed Maps of Great Britain' makes him to be the same as Thomas Taylor, bookseller on London Bridge & gives the dates: - (1) Next door to the Beehive on London Bridge, 1671. (2) Hand and Bible in the New Buildings on London Bridge, 1673-'76. (3) Golden Lion, over against Serjeants Inn in Fleet Street up till 1721. He was still there in 1725 when he published Halfpenny's 'Practical Architecture'. Compare trade-card (Heal,100.76) in A.H. collection of Tho. Taylor, publisher of 'A New Book of Landskips' (a drawing book) at the Golden Lyon in Fleet Street." Heal,100.76 advertises "A New Book of Landskips or Pleasant Views Proper for Youth to Draw after Sold by Tho: Taylor at ye Golden Lyon in Fleet Street where may be had all Sorts of Drawing Books &c." Heal's annotations on mount similar to above.
- Sarah Tyacke, "London Map-Sellers 1660-1720", London 1978 p.144