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LEWIS, Samuel

A Map of England & Wales Divided into Counties Parliamentary Divisions & Dioceses Shewing The Principal Roads Railways Rivers and Canals and The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry with the distance of Each Town from the General Post Office, London, Reduced from the Survey made under the Direction of The Honorable The Board of Ordnance to a Scale of Five Miles to an Inch and Corrected to the Present Time. Drawn by R. Creighton. Engraved by J. Dower./ A Map of Scotland Divided into Counties ...

S. Lewis & Co. 87 Aldersgate St., London, 1839
Quarto, seven volumes, (215 x 130 mm. each), full contemporary red morocco binding with extensive gilt decorated panels, each bearing an engraved map of c. 870 x 1050 mm. (E & W), Scotland 645 x 1310 mm. in size, each in full early wash colour, dissected and linen-backed, some foxing, that of England and Wales in four sections, Scotland in three, otherwise in good condition.
Two neatly engraved large-scale maps of England and Wales, and Scotland. Both are drawn on the large scale of 5 miles to the inch. That of England and Wales includes a large calligraphic title and bears a large vignette view of the General Post Office in London drawn by Thomas Allom. The latest railways are laid down, there is an explanation, a table of Dioceses with crests and another of distances by sea between the various ports. All are set within a ‘piano key’ frame. The maps are unusually large and in superb condition with bright colouring. That of Scotland is undated. Provenance: Phillips auction 1984 for the private collection of Rodney Shirley.
Stock number: 9468

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