Son of Robert Laurie. On his father's retirement in 1812, went into partnership with James Whittle, trading as Whittle and Laurie. After Whittle's death in 1818 ran the business as R. H. Laurie, employing as draughtsmen John Purdy, Alexander Findlay, Alexander George Findlay and de la Rochette. In the 1820s and 30s built up the cartographic side of the business until he was overtaken by the expanding production of Admiralty charts. For the history of the firm, see entry for Robert Sayer. The business traded under a series of names. He died in 1835.
Maps of Antiquity is located on Cape Cod
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