a person who makes maps; cartographer.

Origin of mapmaker

First recorded in 1765–75; map + maker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for mapmaker

surveyor, mapper, topographer

Examples from the Web for mapmaker

Historical Examples of mapmaker

  • He knew it better than anyone else, certainly better than any mapmaker.

    Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas

    Raphael Aloysius Lafferty

  • The vast tortuous landscape spread out below him like a relief map in a mapmaker's nightmare.

    A World Called Crimson

    Darius John Granger

  • He ran his finger over the angular shapes the mapmaker had drawn around Benevento.

  • He is a mapmaker, the companion whisperingly replied, and hes got an immense stock of old maps on hand.

    Anecdotes of the Great War

    Carleton Britton Case