Tirion, Isaak (1705 - 1765)

Isaak Tirion (1705 - 1765) was a Dutch publisher in Amsterdam. Born in Utrecht, Tirion quickly rose to prominence by publishing pamphlets, historical works, and most importantly, maps and atlases. He produced several atlases and Dutch town plans. He is most remembered for his Hedendaagsche historie (Modern History) and his Vaderlandse Historie, both historical reference works that were illustrated with engravings by leading artists of Amsterdam. In his long career, he produced eight atlases in multiple editions, some of which were published posthumously until about 1784.
His maps are mainly based on those of Guillaume de l'Isle. Tirion eventually relocated his printing house to the prestigious Kalverstraat.

Bibliography: P. van der Brick & J.Werner (eds), 'Gesneden en gedruckt in de Kalverstraat', Utrecht 1989, p.43