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Thomas Albrecht Pingeling (1727-1803) was a Hamburg-based engraver. The son of an engraver, Gottfried Christian Pingeling, Thomas started working for his father in 1751. He took over the business upon his father’s death in 1769 and their workshop was considered the most important in Hamburg in the second half of the eighteenth century. They had many international clients and especially strong ties with London and St. Petersburg. Later, he entered into partnership with his student, Johann Thomas Hagemann. The shop specialized in illustrations and title vignettes, as well as bookplates. They also published many maps, charts, and views.