Born 1667-Died 1727: An English clergyman and cartographer, regarded as “one of the most accurate geographers of his time.” Later in his life, he became a teacher of geography. As a cartographer he issued two maps of Africa, A New Map of Libya or Old Africa (1718) and A New Map of Africa (1718). These two maps “give meager details” a common trait among maps of the early 18th century, as intellectual curiosity had not sparked yet. He dedicated an atlas of his to William, Duke of Gloucester.
 R.V. Tooley, “Wells, Edward,” Collectors’ Guide to Maps of the African Continent and Southern Africa, London: Carta Press, 1969: 122.
 Robert J. Mayhew, “Wells, Edward,” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/29012?docPos=1.