Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints

The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
P.O. Box 863,
Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD,
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 76 33 13

A VERY RARE pictorial view of Britain with Scotland receding into the horizon. The description below states that the map ‘shews’ all the ‘Royal Docks, Fortifications, Harbours Sands &c.’. A foreground vignette of shipping occupies the English Channel. It is one of three general maps in George Bickham’s fully engraved ‘British Monarchy’. Of extreme rarity, only seven examples of the atlas are recorded. The maps are highly collected for their distinctiveness. Bickham (1684-1758) was a renowned author and engraver of works on calligraphy. The accompanying descriptive text shows well his skill with script. Provenance: Ingol 1996; private English collection. Chubb (1927) 178; Hodson (1984-97) 217; Lyon (1978); Schrire (1966) no. 29; Shirley (2004) T.Bick 1a; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).

A Chart of the Sea Coast

London, 1749
250 x 140 mm., recent wash colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 10597


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