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 the county with foreground vignettes of local scenery. With Brecknokshire and Radnor in the foreground and Pembrokeshire in the background. It was first published in George Bickham’s fully engraved ‘British Monarchy’ c.1743. Of extreme rarity, only seven examples of the atlas are recorded. The maps are highly collected for their distinctiveness. Below the title is a dedication to his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales. Bickham was a renowned author and engraver of works on calligraphy. The accompanying descriptive text shows well his skill with script. Provenance: Doreen Green 1997; private English collection. Chubb (1927) 178; Deadman & Brooks (2010) p. 74; Hodson (1984-97) 217; Lyon (1978); Schrire (1966) no. 29; Shirley (2004) T.Bick 1a; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).

A Map of South Wales

London, 1754
255 x 145 mm., with accompanying leaves of text, in good condition.
Stock number: 10690


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