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The letters T. H. in the title are Thomas Hutchinson to whom the map is attributed. It is of EXTREME RARITY not being recorded by Elizabeth Rodger or in Tooley’s update of maps of Cheshire. Thomas Hutchinson was an engraver working in London in the mid-18th century and he is also believed to be the engraver of the maps for Thomas Osborne’s Geographia Magnae Britanniae first published in 1748. The map is dedicated to Samuel Peploe, Bishop of Chester from 1726 to 1752. This example bears two additional side panels of text; headed An alphabetical list of all the churches and chapels… and The Diocese of Chester contains two archdeaconries… These appear to be later printings possibly from the late eighteenth century judging from the letterpress text. The right hand panel bears at the bottom ‘Sold for the benefit of the Blue Girls School in Chester, price coloured, 3s 6d.’ and an errata to the map. Only two examples could be traced in British institutions, those being at the British Library with similar side panels and another at Lambeth Palace. An extremely rare map. Whitaker (1942) no. 185 (under the year 1740). Not in Rodger (1972) or Tooley (Cheshire list).

A map of the Diocess of Chester divided into deanries &c. to the Right Reverend Father in God Samuel, Lord Bishop of Chester, this map is humbly dedicated by T.H.

London, [1740]
540 x 400 mm., on sheet 580 x 1090 mm., good early wash colour, with some folds. The two side panels of text are attached by the whole being backed. A correction slip to the second index is pasted on to left-hand edge of map.
Stock number: 4722


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